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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] KVM: Kernel-based Virtual Machine
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Avi Kivity <avi@qumranet.com> writes:

> The following patchset adds a driver for Intel's hardware virtualization
> extensions to the x86 architecture. The driver adds a character device
> (/dev/kvm) that exposes the virtualization capabilities to userspace. Using
> this driver, a process can run a virtual machine (a "guest") in a fully
> virtualized PC containing its own virtual hard disks, network adapters, and
> display.
>
> Using this driver, one can start multiple virtual machines on a host. Each
> virtual machine is a process on the host; a virtual cpu is a thread in that
> process. kill(1), nice(1), top(1) work as expected.

Where is the user space for this? Is it free?

I suppose you need a device model. Do you use qemu's?

-Andi
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