GPLHost-Thomas writes: "The very last components that were needed to run Xen as a dom0 have finally reached kernel.org. The Xen block backend was one major feature missing from 2.6.39 dom0 support, and it's not included. Posts on the Xen blog at Oracle and at Citrix celebrates this achievement milestone."
GPLHost-Thomas writes: "In 2008, Red Hat announced that they would drop support for the Xen hypervisor with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 and Fedora 12 in favor of Kernel Based Virtual Machine (KVM). [3 years later] Wim Coekaerts blog, replying to comments made on the 2.12 announcement, provides the following incite to the answer “kvm is unrelated to oraclevm. we ship xen as part of oracle vm and that's that. even if we upgrade to newer kernels for the management domain that's unrelated to kvm. we continue to improve Oracle VM, add features, make it easier and we make sure that what's under the covers is enterprise quality, stable and production capable.” There is no compelling event for Oracle to move from Xen!"