[talk] virtualization support in openbsd

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Mon Aug 31 15:03:20 EDT 2015

Justin Sherrill:
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 2:44 PM, Malcolm Matalka <mmatalka at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't know much about virtualization, how come not port kvm or bhyve?
> Or Xen (which I think NetBSD is the only one supporting) or vkernels
> (DragonFly-only) or hey, jails, which has been around forever but
> everyone has a slightly different version of.
> It's frustrating to have so many projects working on the same problem
> in different ways, and not only every one with a case of NIH, but not
> even looking for a compatible methodology.  At this point, Linux
> virtualization is more consistent than BSD, which goes against the
> one-system-with-predictable-results selling point that's been around
> for so long.

FreeBSD jail provides a very different functionality to Xen.  Although
jail(8) is a very different system than it was ten years ago. I think
NetBSD was the first to support Xen (Johnny Lam meeting... 2005?), but I
think more of them have support as guests.  Although maybe only NetBSD
can do dom0, if that's what you meant.

And to keep up with the hip Linux virtualization "default choice" seems
like a difficult task.. so I'm not sure what you mean by "consistent."
Consistently moving with the breeze?  ;`


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