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Merging the kvm tool

Merging the kvm tool

Posted Aug 25, 2011 9:29 UTC (Thu) by Lennie (guest, #49641)
Parent article: Merging the kvm tool

"..the easiest way to get a Linux kernel running on a virtualized system."

Yes, a kernel maybe. But if you don't need a kernel. Which most people don't, A container solution (LXC, Jails, OpenVZ/Linux-VServer, Zones) is much better.

I'm glad Linus thinks the same thing, atleast then there is the will by Linus to accept great checkpoint/restart and live-migration ?:

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/77850


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Merging the kvm tool

Posted Aug 25, 2011 13:29 UTC (Thu) by Klavs (guest, #10563) [Link]

Agreed - LXC is def. a good fit for tools/lxc - if tools/kvm is suppose to be there.

I def. depend on LXC - as I have vserver in the past.

Merging the kvm tool

Posted Aug 29, 2011 13:28 UTC (Mon) by pbonzini (subscriber, #60935) [Link]

LXC is the "Linux" container technology. It's very tied to the Linux kernel that hosts the containers. Instead, the KVM userspace part actually uses KVM just as an accelerator: it has been ported to Solaris with very little changes to QEMU, and reuses almost all of the device models that QEMU uses in it dynamic-recompilation mode.


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