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SubjectRe: OpenSolaris boot failure with KVM and VirtualBox
On 27/07/09 06:36, Alexander Graf wrote:
>
> On 26.07.2009, at 23:59, Sid Boyce wrote:
>
>> On 26/07/09 19:18, Avi Kivity wrote:
>>> On 07/26/2009 09:14 PM, Sid Boyce wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Is this a regression from previous kernel versions? What userspace
>>>>> are
>>>>> you using?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Currently running 2.6.31-rc4 with the original kqemu-1.4.0pre1 on
>>>> openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4 and it boots OK - a 200G disk image used.
>>>> qemu-system-x86_64 -cdrom /ISO/osol-0906-ai-x86.iso -boot d
>>>> /osol0906.qcow2 -smp 4 -m 500M&
>>>>
>>>
>>> Wait, are you using kqemu or kvm?
>>>
>>
>> # l /dev/kvm
>> crw-rw----+ 1 root root 10, 232 2009-07-24 20:26 /dev/kvm
>> # lsmod|grep kvm
>> kvm_amd 41908 0
>> kvm 180488 1 kvm_amd
>>
>> From long ago I read that kvm needed kqemu, so I have always built the
>> module, but I see here it's not used.
>> lsmod|grep qemu
>> kqemu 173496 0
>>
>> # rpm -qf /usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64
>> qemu-0.10.1-2.21
>
> You're not using KVM. "Qemu" is the non-KVM version.
>
> Maybe uli activated the preliminary kvm support in there, but if you
> want the real deal, install the "kvm" package and use /usr/bin/qemu-kvm.
>
> Alex
>
>
>

Thanks, I shall check that out, no mention of x86_64, but I shall have a
look at the stuff below.
From Documentation/ia64/kvm.txt
1. Get the kvm source from git.kernel.org.
Userspace source:
git clone
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/virt/kvm/kvm-userspace.git

Regards
Sid.
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