[arch-dev-public] KVM & Paravirtualization
dale at archlinux.org
Sun Jun 3 08:58:19 EDT 2007
On Sun, 2007-06-03 at 22:28 +1000, James Rayner wrote:
> 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..?
Count me in here... This is what I was planning on doing on my core 2
duo server when I get around to it.
> > 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
I'd say it'd be fine to conflict. You probably won't use both on the
> > 3) KVM modules in our kernel26 are very outdated and should be removed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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