[arch-dev-public] KVM & Paravirtualization
iphitus at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 08:28:26 EDT 2007
On Sun, Jun 03, 2007 at 12:47:41PM +0200, Alexander Baldeck wrote:
> Hey all,
> some of you may have noticed that we have a couple of feature requests
> on flyspray   regarding a new KVM and paravirtualization. I've
> been messing with KVM on Linuxtag. So far it works well but there's a
> few issues with it:
> 1) makes no sense to port to non-x86_64
> - i686 has kqemu - the kqemu on x86_64 is pretty much useless btw
> - I have never heard of a 32bit CPU that actually supports this
> - correct me if I'm wrong
what about a capable 64bit processor running a 32 bit distro? Like the
core 2 duos, pentium D 9x0..?
> 2) it comes with a modified version of Qemu that only provides
> qemu-system-$CARCH and thus conflicts with qemu itself
> - merge with qemu package?
> - strip qemu-system-$CARCH off of qemu package?
could also rename the binary, otherwise, if you're using kvm, then you
probably wont mind if you dont have stock qemu, so a conflicts should be
> 3) KVM modules in our kernel26 are very outdated and should be removed
> in favor of the ones provided by the KVM source tarball
or would it be better to patch the kernel with the new one?
> 4) split KVM into kvm-qemu & kvm-modules?
definitely split the modules off if they must be seperated from the
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