[arch-dev-public] [announcement] qemu/qemu-kvm announcement draft

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 12:46:52 EST 2010

On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Tobias Powalowski <t.powa at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> since qemu/qemu-kvm 0.12.x  kqemu is no longer supported.
> kqemu package is removed from the repositories, if you still need kqemu
> support please compile 0.11 series and kqemu module yourself.

A few things:

* the contradictory message in the package itself:
[2010-01-08 19:01] >>> Since kernel 2.6.29:
[2010-01-08 19:01] >>> Qemu package now provides standard qemu with kvm enabled.
[2010-01-08 19:01]
[2010-01-08 19:01] >>> PLEASE READ FOR KVM USAGE!
[2010-01-08 19:01] >>>  Load the correct KVM module, you will need a
KVM capable CPU!
[2010-01-08 19:01] >>>  Add yourself to the group 'kvm'.
[2010-01-08 19:01] >>>  Use 'qemu --enable-kvm' to use KVM.
[2010-01-08 19:01]
[2010-01-08 19:01] >>> PLEASE READ FOR KQEMU USAGE!
[2010-01-08 19:01] >>> You need to install the 'kqemu' package for your kernel.
[2010-01-08 19:01] >>> You need to load the module to use qemu with kqemu.
[2010-01-08 19:01] upgraded qemu (0.11.1-1 -> 0.12.1-1)

* Let's use proper punctuation and capitalization around here. How about this:
With the release of qemu and qemu-kvm 0.12.X, the kqemu kernel module
is no longer supported and will be removed from the repositories. You
can safely uninstall it from your system.

* I had a hard time finding upstream documentation as to why this
deprecation happened, but I am guessing it is because KVM is the new
hotness. If that is correct, it might not hurt to add that to the note
as well.


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