[arch-dev-public] [announcement] qemu/qemu-kvm announcement draft
t.powa at gmx.de
Sat Jan 9 12:49:01 EST 2010
Am Samstag 09 Januar 2010 schrieb Dan McGee:
> 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.
Yes will change the install message.
Yes there is no mention in the changelogs, really strange.
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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