Re: [Vserver] report comparing vserver w/ xen

From: Martin Fick <>
Date: Tue 02 May 2006 - 23:29:59 BST
Message-ID: <>

That's a great paper, I enjoyed reading it. I would
almost suggest forwarding it to the LKML, expecially
the part about dd cache spoiling. Good benchmarks can
impact the way kernel developers think. You never
know, with a good benchmark to show a specific
problem, you might find a fix for that dd spoiling
soon. :)


--- "Marc E. Fiuczynski" <mef@CS.Princeton.EDU> wrote:

> Hello,
> The following URL is for a paper that we wrote on
> "Container-based Operating
> System Virtualization: A Scalable, High-performance
> alternative to
> Hypervisors." At the performance, scale, and
> isolation level it compares
> vserver with xen. We chose vserver simply because
> we use it on 600+ servers
> for PlanetLab ( The comparison
> is primarily between
> container-based OSes (like vserver, virtuozzo,
> openvz, etc.) with
> hypervisor-based systems (like xen, vmware esx,
> etc.).
> The paper is in draft form at the moment, but was
> submitted to the USENIX
> Operating System Design and Implementation
> conference. We plan to make
> updates to the paper periodically, especially to
> section 3. You'll see what
> I mean when you read that.
> Please send feedback to both the list as well as to
> me directly (i.e., reply
> all).
> Best regards,
> Marc
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