kvm-ok: looking for a better home

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Sat Mar 6 00:45:30 GMT 2010

Hi Dustin,

On Fri, 2010-03-05 at 18:26 -0600, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> A few years ago, we used to point our users to documentation to
> determine if their CPU was capable of running KVM.  In Ubuntu, we
> strive to do better than that.  So we created /usr/bin/kvm-ok, a
> simple posix shell script that will tell a user if their CPU is
> capable of VT, and furthermore, if this has been either disabled in
> BIOS or if the kernel module is not loaded.  This script has been very
> helpful to both Ubuntu Desktop and Server users.
> Thus, for Lucid, I'd really like to find a better home for kvm-ok.
> Ideally a relatively base package that gets installed on most Ubuntu
> Desktops and Servers.  The script is merely 1.5KB.

If it reads stuff from /proc, how about in the procps package?


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