[arch-general] qemu-kvm vs. qemu upstream

C Anthony Risinger anthony at extof.me
Thu Feb 24 11:33:36 EST 2011

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 7:38 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> If this is virtualbox specific, I'd try qemu-kvm.


i was just trying to get a concrete answer about this the other day,
so maybe you can clarify because i keep reading conflicting and/or
outdated information.

AFAICS, qemu-kvm is still _different_ from upstream kvm support in
qemu, correct?  i tried rebuilding qemu several times, ensuring i had
all the options i wanted (SPICE/kvm/etc) and i was getting absolutely
<expletive deleted> performance -- switch to qemu-kvm and she's
blazing again, yet many places seem to suggest they are one and the

i see they definitely have different sources, but would you/anyone
care to elaborate on the relationship?

C Anthony

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