Some KVM developments
Posted Jan 13, 2007 19:47 UTC (Sat) by nlucas
Parent article: Some KVM developments
I always thought the KVM way was better than the Xen way, since I had contact with the colinux way of doing things. With the added support for paravirtualization, it should not be long until KVM will also support CPU's without the VMX hardware support, which will make many people wonder why they need Xen.
Paravirtualization will not make you run Windows on it if your CPU doesn't have hardware support, but will be enough to test and run different Linux and other open source systems with much better performance than with Qemu (for many things, users will not notice the difference).
It's even conceivable that a KVM application could do it in a transparent way to the user, and if the CPU doesn't support VMX it will fallback to using Qemu emulation to run the native system image (as KVM also needs Qemu support for emulating some hardware). So KVM will behave as the Qemu hardware accelerator module (the Kqemu closed source driver).
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