kqemu - useful?

Bill Davidsen davidsen at tmr.com
Fri Aug 13 15:35:28 UTC 2010

Athmane Madjoudj wrote:
> On 08/11/2010 11:09 PM, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>>    On a machine with hardware virtual support, currently using qemu-kvm
>> for VMs, is there a use for kqemu at all? And is it still useful to
>> improve support on machines which lack hardware virtual, such as p4 and
>> similar?
> I was a former user of qemu/kqemu before the merge of QEMU/KVM in F11, 
> according to bug #520284 [1] the upstream said that kqemu is unmaintainable.
Given that RPMfusion still offers it, I would say that the developers have the 
latest hardware and the budget that implies, and regard two years old as not 
worth supporting.

> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=520284
Helps greatly. The hardware we got three years ago which ran fine up through FC9 
and which was specified particularly to run Linux now has had xen, kqemu, and 
older Radeon support removed by the time we got to FC13.

Fedora is cutting edge, replace the distro every six months, obviously replace 
the hardware at that time, too. Time to go in another direction.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
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