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Re: [opensuse] Finally user-friendly virtualization for Linux
  • From: "Greg Freemyer" <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 15:24:06 -0500
  • Message-id: <87f94c370612291224m4fcc9261t7b28f81fe0340046@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 12/29/06, Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Dec 29 2006 09:53, Kai Ponte wrote:
>On Thursday 28 December 2006 18:44, Fred A. Miller wrote:
>> This is important for a number kernel, new BIG
>> some anyway.
>"by adding virtualization capabilities to a standard Linux kernel, we can
>enjoy all the fine-tuning work that has gone (and is going) into the kernel,
>and bring that benefit into a virtualized environment."
>Does this mean my MAME and NESticle games will run even smoother?

It means XEN becomes oboslete ;-)

I just did a little more reading. It does look like KVM is a XEN competitor.

One issue is that it does not implement paravirtualization and thus
only supports the new generation of CPUs with VT (Intel) or AMD-V

Especially in the Desktop world it is going to be a while before those
are either routinely available.

XEN OTOH can support Linux Guests with standard CPUs via
paravirtualization. (Xen too needs the new CPUs for Windows Guest

Greg Freemyer
The Norcross Group
Forensics for the 21st Century
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