Phoronix: Oracle Makes TTM GPU Drivers Work On Xen
Yesterday and today there's been patches published by Oracle's Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk that make it possible for open-source GPU Linux drivers that use the TTM (Translation Table Maps) in-kernel memory management to work within Xen virtualization. The TTM drivers include the open-source Radeon and Nouveau DRM drivers, among others...
"but the number of people using Xen virtualization is down" where are your statistics? Yes, other virtualization technologies are growing, that does not nescessarily mean a decrease for Xen. I haven't read anywhere that Amazon EC2 is moving away from Xen.
Why would Oracle make this opensource contribution, not because they have no interest in increasing their market share in the virtualization markets. Oracle is working hard to be a major virtualization player, Xen is a key component of that strategy.
I'm sorry but I feel the need for need a small RANT now. When I read Phoronix I need to re-calibrate my compass:
Ubuntu IS linux
KVM IS virtualization