[Slackbuilds-users] qemu-legacy

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 23:06:38 UTC 2013

>>> I'm going to drop qemu-legacy. If anyone wants to take it on they are
>>> more than welcome. I did make a patch which fixes the siginfo/info
>>> struct error which I've attached.
>>> Without kqemu it is a little pointless to run this on old hardware
>>> though and I couldn't get kqemu to compile.
>>> Dave
>> I vote we drop qemu-legacy/kqemu as they are not longer maintained.
>> These are very outdated and have either been deprecated or rolled into
>> newer upstream code.  From wiki.qmu.org:
>> 1.  qemu-0.11+ has no support for kqemu, use kvm
>> 2.  kvm has merged with qemu-1.3+ and kernels now include
>>    kvm/kvm-inel/kvm-amd modules.
>> 3.  kqemu is for kernel 2.4, 2.6 hosts
>> Also, current qemu releases can run on older machines that do not
>> support harware virtualization, _sort-of_ as-is, as long as you can boot
>> a modern kernel.  I've done this on an old P4-266GHz, but not on my yet
>> old P3-900MHz, and it is SLOW compared to my old Athlon64 X2. These
>> days, I see no compelling reason, given how cheap modern hardware is, to
>> running on these old CPUs  - heck, even for me, and I rarely throw
>> anything out! :-)
>> Just my 2 cents.
>> -Ed
> Yeah I don't see any reason to keep it to be honest. Not only that but
> kqemu doesn't seem to compile on new kernels (at least it didn't for
> me) and I think it was really suited to 2.6.x.

Now it's dropped on pending-removal-willysr

commit 6f00861f02fce9918d51fae7cae8d92b67c6abd0
Author: Willy Sudiarto Raharjo <willysr at slackbuilds.org>
Date:   Tue Nov 19 06:05:54 2013 +0700

    system/qemu-legacy: Dropped

    Signed-off-by: Willy Sudiarto Raharjo <willysr at slackbuilds.org>

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