qemu-kvm changes coming...

Dustin Kirkland kirkland at ubuntu.com
Mon Aug 24 15:43:31 UTC 2009

On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 3:32 PM, James Dinkel<jdinkel at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 3:11 PM, Dustin Kirkland <kirkland at ubuntu.com>
> wrote:
>> (I hope to evoke the diplomacy demonstrated by our revered Colin
>> Watson when he tells you that grub2 *might* eat your kittens.)
>> Ubuntu's virtualization packages (kvm, qemu -> qemu-kvm) are about to
>> undergo a change that might introduce some inconveniences over the
>> next few days.  Hopefully not.  But maybe.  As discussed at UDS,
>>  *
>> https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/server-karmic-kvm-qemu-packaging
> Is this going to affect kqemu any?  Kqemu is a snap to install and pull in
> the qemu dependency on Intrepid and Jaunty, and I hope this first class
> treatment of kqemu doesn't go away as I still have several servers that
> don't support kvm.


At this point, we have no intention on touching the kqemu package
(which is separate from qemu).  And the qemu-kvm version we're using
in Karmic is 0.11, which still supports kqemu.

However, upstream has completely dropped kqemu support in 0.12, so I
wouldn't plan on having kqemu support beyond Karmic.  See the qemu
mailing lists for *lengthy* discussion on this topic, which I'd rather
not duplicate here.


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