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    SubjectRe: Xen is a feature
    From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <>
    Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 17:45:34 -0700

    > Ingo Molnar wrote:
    >> Xen changes - especially dom0 - are overwhelmingly not about improving
    >> Linux, but about having some special hook and extra treatment in
    >> random places - and that's really bad.
    > You've made this argument a few times now, and I take exception to it.
    > It seems to be predicated on the idea that Xen has some kind of niche
    > usage, with barely more users than Voyager. Or that it is a parasite
    > sitting on the side of Linux, being a pure drain.

    I don't see Ingo's comments, whether I agree with them or not, as
    an implication of Xen being niche. Rather I see his comments as
    an opposition to how Xen is implemented.

    > We're taking your technical critiques very seriously, of course, and I
    > appreciate any constructive comment. But your baseline position of
    > animosity towards Xen is unreasonable, unfair and unnecessary.

    I don't see any animosity at all in what Ingo has said.

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