[libvirt] domain type "kvm" error

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Mon Sep 8 08:52:43 UTC 2008

On Sun, Sep 07, 2008 at 11:56:21PM +0300, Rakotomandimby Mihamina wrote:
> Cole Robinson wrote:
> >You can't just change the domain type, you also have to change
> >the emulator tag. My guess is, this new 'kvm' command is still
> >using the plain qemu emulator and not '/usr/bin/kvm'
> Given that, how will I choose if I want to launch a 32bit or a 64bit VM 
> guest?

When on a x86_64 host, KVM doesn't emulate a pure 32-bit VM. It just
provides a regular x86_64 virtual machine, which happenss to be able
to run i686 operating systems, by virtue of the x86_64/i686 instruction
set compatability.

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