[fedora-virt] how can i verify that HW extensions are being used?
markmc at redhat.com
Thu Apr 16 18:09:04 UTC 2009
On Thu, 2009-04-16 at 14:00 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> In that case, you can check that:
> * the modules are correctly loaded lsmod|grep kvm
> * you don't have a "KVM: disabled by BIOS" line in the output of dmesg
> * /dev/kvm exists and you have the correct rights to use it
> that last point seems fairly adamant that your account *needs* access
> to /dev/kvm so, if that's true, i *shouldn't* have had HW support
> until i did all of the above. i don't see how you could shortcut any
> of the above.
That information is only relevant if you're installing kvm yourself and
running e.g. qemu-kvm. As I said, on Fedora we want it to "just work".
virt-manager connects to the system libvirtd and it is that which spawns
qemu-kvm, so it is spawned it as root currently. So, you don't need to
modify the permissions on /dev/kvm.
Hmm - did you choose the "run virt-manager as unauthenticated" option?
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