qemu-kvm changes coming...

Dustin Kirkland dustin.kirkland at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 17:03:49 BST 2009

On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 5:33 PM, Stefan
Potyra<stefan.potyra at informatik.uni-erlangen.de> wrote:
> That's great news! Awesome!
> Side note: Will we still need to carry Xorg hacks? (if so, how does qemu vs.
> kvm accelerated qemu make use of these... iirc these were based on cpuid of
> the VM which used to be different between qemu and kvm. Or is this no longer
> true?)

What Xorg hacks are you talking about?  These are qemu-hacks-in-Xorg,
or Xorg-hacks-in-qemu?

> [..]
>> only).  The kernel pieces of kvm are now significantly more mature,
>> and are already in our Ubuntu kernels.
> Question in this regard: Is the kvm module still loaded via an (now qemu-kvm
> provided?) init-script?

Yes, it is.

> I'd like to make use of the kvm kernel module for FAUmachine as well, but
> would like to avoid shipping another init script to load the module. Any
> hints here? (please note: FAUmachine changes in this regard aren't targeted
> for karmic, at least for karmic+1 to get FAUmachine+kvm kernel module working
> good together).

Hmm...  That might be a better question for our Kernel or Foundations
team.  Perhaps we could argue that we should always load that module
on VT-enabled cpu's in /etc/modules?


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