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SubjectRE: [ANNOUNCE] kvm howto
The BIOS check is a must, it checks bit #0 of MSR_IA32_FEATURE_CONTROL,
if it set this means that software cannot write to the MSR. If bit #2 is
clear too then when executing vmxon you'll get #GP.

So the check should better be there...

Dor Laor

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Tomasz Torcz
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2006 7:14 PM
To: linux-kernel
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] kvm howto

On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 03:25:41PM +0200, Avi Kivity wrote:
> I've just uploaded a HOWTO to, including
> (hopefuly) everything needed to get kvm running. Please take a look
> comment.

I have some problems on Thinkpad z61t with Core Duo T2500.
/proc/cpuinfo shows "vmx" in flags, but module refuses to load:
[17462106.632000] kvm: disabled by bios

I wandered around BIOS setup (latest version), but didn't found
anything about virtualization. Is BIOS check really necessary?

Tomasz Torcz 72->|
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