>>> ARM emulation using qemu on x86 is OK for minor things to
>>> but performance is quite crippling.
>>> As for development on ARM and virtualization - I suggest you look at
>>> Linux vserver. I have it pretty much working, but there are a couple of
>>> bugs in the tools stemming from the fact that dietlibc isn't quite bug
>>> free on ARM yet, but it's getting close (see this bug:
>> Well, my laptop runs libvirt and I m quite happy with that. I'll stick
>> with libvirt/qemu as that does not interfere with my 'production' VMs.
>> Maybe you understood my question wrong... Gol i to do some
>> development/tests on my x86_64 laptop, and then run the resulting
>> packages on the hardware ARM.
> I get it, but ARM emulated on x86 will run at a tiny fraction of native
> speed. You may well find it completely unusable.
It is very slow compared to real hardware. However, some of the
performance issue is the fact the default kernel and the default board
only uses 128M of ram at least in F12.
Also, iirc we didn't find any alignment errors with the qemu-arm test.