[libvirt] [PATCH] kvm 32bit guest on 64bit host

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Tue Jun 3 08:39:26 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 01:13:29AM +0200, Gerd von Egidy wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to manage a 32 bit i686 guest on an x86_64 host with kvm and libvirt. 
> KVM is perfectly capable of doing this (look e.g. at 
> http://kvm.qumranet.com/kvmwiki/Guest_Support_Status) but libvirt did not 
> allow it.
> So I created the attached patch to allow it and make it easy to extend the 
> capabilities of kvm and kqemu later on.

This is incorrect.  KVM is *not* exposing a i686 architecture CPU. It is
exposing an x86_64 virtualized CPU which is capable of running x86_64 or
i686 guests.  No change is required.

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