Ya I guess I was wondering what those of us who don't have to support rhel 6 or even 7 and can run close to mainline could do :)
________________________________________ From: Steve Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2018 9:05:36 AM To: Jessie Frazelle (TUPPERWARE) Cc: Anthony Liguori; Jon Olson; email@example.com Subject: Re: [Kata-hypervisor] Link to the Hypervisor Prototype
On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 10:04 PM, Jessie Frazelle (TUPPERWARE) <firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com> wrote: I'm not convinced by 9p
Also I don't think a cloud native VMM or anything like that is the answer... But I'm a huge fan of being able to run things on bare metal or my desktop :P
In my ideal scenario it would be the bare minimum needed and also not have anything that required backwards compat to old kernels.. because why..
It depends how we define old :). In the context of the Vancouver discussion I had said, selfishly from a KubeVirt perspective (admittedly a quite different use case to Katacontainers), that we would be interested in a thinner, more modular, solution than we have today but that we still have a foreseeable need to run RHEL 6+ (so 2.6.32+GIANTDIFF as someone put it ;)) and W2K12+ on our current timelines.
So I think the reason older kernels were in the discussion was my fault, but at the time it seemed like other folks were also interested in at least some variations along that spectrum and this was roughly in line with what Intel have been able to get working with their cut down qemu builds - notwithstanding that additional issues may likely appear when it comes to running any existing "real" workload VM with all its knobs on such a platform.