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KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management

KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management

Posted Mar 24, 2010 3:27 UTC (Wed) by amit (subscriber, #1274)
In reply to: KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management by drag
Parent article: KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management

You're confusing two things.

Desktop virtualization, as in desktops that are served from data centres is what Avi is referring to. He thinks that is an important market.

Desktop virtualization, as in running VMs on desktops, is a niche market, and not where the money is. Ingo refers to this market, where the developers are, and where perf improvements will make sense.


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KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management

Posted Mar 24, 2010 6:36 UTC (Wed) by smurf (subscriber, #17840) [Link]

Desktop virtualization, as in running VMs on desktops, is a niche market, and not where the money is. Ingo refers to this market, where the developers are, and where perf improvements will make sense.

There's the "where the money is" development model, sure.
There's also the "this is fun to hack on and I've got an itch to scratch" development model, though. Given the history of Linux, the latter model proves itself to be pretty much crucial in getting tools to the stage where they're, well, ready for World Domination.

KVM, QEMU, and kernel project management

Posted Mar 24, 2010 8:01 UTC (Wed) by amit (subscriber, #1274) [Link]

Avi has mentioned that he would accept patches which scratch itches, just that they should be acceptable to him as a maintainer. He won't reject patches just because they're not in the area he's interested in.

Also, lots of people these days are funded to work on Linux, there aren't many scratch-your-itch types who submit big patches (either for the complexity or the time).


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