Testing out the Xen live CD
Posted Jan 12, 2006 18:07 UTC (Thu) by drosser
Parent article: Testing out the Xen live CD
I feel the need to point out QEMU does full virtualization just like VMWare. The drawbacks include an accelerator module that isn't free software (although there is a 3rd party module I haven't tried), and the networking stack can be a bit difficult to setup.
QEMU also supports the emulation of different processor architectures. This is in direct contrast to Xen, which I think is more like it's own sub-architecture of i386 Linux kernel.
Xen, with hardware support, will of course be much higher performing. But for kernel hacking (especially non-x86) I don't think it can be beat.
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