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SubjectRe: [RFC] Unify KVM kernel-space and user-space code into a single project

* Avi Kivity <> wrote:

> On 03/21/2010 09:59 PM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >
> >Frankly, i was surprised (and taken slightly off base) by both Avi and Anthony
> >suggesting such a clearly inferior "add a demon to the guest space" solution.
> >It's a usability and deployment non-starter.
> It's only clearly inferior if you ignore every consideration against it.
> It's definitely not a deployment non-starter, see the tons of daemons that
> come with any Linux system. [...]

Avi, please dont put arguments into my mouth that i never made.

My (clearly expressed) argument was that:

_a new guest-side demon is a transparent instrumentation non-starter_

What is so hard to understand about that simple concept? Instrumentation is
good if it's as transparent as possible.

Of course lots of other features can be done via a new user-space package ...



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