qemu and vinux

Alex H. linuxx64.bashsh at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 01:26:06 UTC 2011

Hi Kristoffer,

On 6/1/11, Kristoffer Gustafsson <kg84 at dreamwld.com> wrote:
> Hi.
> What is the difference betwhen qemu and kvm?

KVM is a kernel level module that can take advantage of true hardware
virtualization; Qemu just emulates hardware. Using them together
though, you can get some decent speeds. Basically, most people want to
use KVM and Qemu together, not just one or the other to get the best
results. I found an article:
That might help if you're thinking about going with KVM and Qemu.
Note: they talk about kqemu a bit in that article, Kqemu is obsolete
now. Kqemu used to be a modified version of Qemu that included KVM


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