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    SubjectRe: Xen & VMI?

    * Gerd Hoffmann <> wrote:

    > Oh, and btw: What was the reason why kvm paravirtualization doesn't
    > use the vmi interface?

    cleanliness and performance: KVM doesnt need any artificial indirection.
    IMO the GPL-ed ROM portion of VMI was a bad idea to begin with. Also,
    lguest and KVM is Linux-internal, so there's a natural match between the
    guest and the host APIs.

    > > yes, just like we have thousands of separate PC boards to support.
    > > But as long as the basic ABI is the same, the QA effort on the Linux
    > > kernel side is alot more focused.
    > xen and vmware are still two very different hypervisors from the
    > memory mangement point of view. I doubt moving the abstraction line
    > within the linux kernel from paravirt_ops to vmi makes QA easier.

    well, the VMI patches got into Linux with the claim that it's also
    useful for Xen. So that claim was ... not actually true?

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