[fedora-virt] qemu+kvm obsoletes kqemu?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Wed Apr 8 17:31:57 UTC 2009

On Wed, 8 Apr 2009, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

> On 08.04.2009 12:37, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > p.s.  there *have* been unofficial packages for fedora:
> >
> >    http://atrpms.net/dist/f10/kqemu/
> FYI, RPM Fusion has (a)kmod-kqemu as well.
> > but it's easier to just say don't go there.
> I tend to agreee, nevertheless , there are lots of Intels CPUs that
> don't have VT and we don't have Xen in Fedora, so for some use-cases
> on Desktops it might be nice (albeit VirtualBox might be the better
> solution in a lot of those cases).

  so, just to clarify this (which i am wont to do relentlessly), if
you already have HW virtualization support (VT, AMD-V), kqemu is
utterly pointless.  on the other hand, if you *don't* have HW virt
support, kqemu will allegedly speed things up but it isn't, strictly
speaking, necessary.  in cases like that, it makes a difference only
in speed, not in functionality. is that about right?

  waitaminnit ... i'm not sure i believe me.


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