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Merging the kvm tool

Merging the kvm tool

Posted Aug 28, 2011 20:10 UTC (Sun) by robbe (subscriber, #16131)
In reply to: Merging the kvm tool by meyert
Parent article: Merging the kvm tool

kvm (native or otherwise) runs a plain, vanilla Linux as its guest OS. UML on the other hand is quite heavily modified. It may also lag the current kernel.

For testing your kernel-patch-du-jour, kvm is most certainly the better choice.

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Merging the kvm tool

Posted Aug 31, 2011 15:16 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

What? UML is just another architecture, that is all. It's upstream: it is not meaningful to say that it is 'heavily modified' or that it 'may lag', any more than any other userspace program 'may lag'. If you want a matching version, compile with ARCH=um and you have it.

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