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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] KVM: Kernel-based Virtual Machine
On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 03:45:49PM +0200, Avi Kivity wrote:

> 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.


Looks pretty interesting! some comments:

- patch 4/7 hasn't made it to the list?
- it would be useful for reviewing this if you could post example code
making use of the /dev/kvm interfaces - they seem fairly complex.
- why do it this way rather than through a virtual machine monitor
such as Xen? what do you gain from having the virtual machines
encapsulated as Linux processes?


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