[Slackbuilds-users] qemu and qemu-kvm descriptions could really do with a bit of clarification

thorsten.johannvorderbrueggen at t-online.de thorsten.johannvorderbrueggen at t-online.de
Mon Apr 15 17:49:54 UTC 2013

Hello Sebastian,

started with Qemu 1.3 there're share again the same code base ... so you don't need qemu-kvm ... KQemu is quite old .. if you use FreeBSD, then KQemu is your friend ... in any other case, you can ignore it :-) ... and yep .. for x86 compatible proz there're the intel and the amd virt ext available ... both are supported by the kernel own kvm ...

PS: ftp://ftp.arm.slackware.com/slackwarearm/slackwarearm-14.0/INSTALL_QEMU.TXT 


On Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:29:50 +0100
Sebastian Arcus <shop at open-t.co.uk> wrote:

> I've just spent an hour trying to get my head around to what is the 
> difference between qemu and qemu-kvm and which one do I need. I couldn't 
> even figure out if they somehow need each other. If it wasn't for the 
> page below from the qemu website that states qemu-kvm is actually a fork 
> of qemu (which seems to have been absorbed back into the qemu package 
> upstream) I would still be trying to figure it all out:
> http://wiki.qemu.org/KVM
> I don't want to start a flame war (in case this is one of those 
> debatable topics with supporters on both sides) - but I think the 
> description at SBo for both packages could do with a little note that 
> either package can do the job (although there probably are some 
> differences between them). Also the SBo page for qemu states:
> "When used as a virtualizer [...] A host driver called QEMU accellerator 
> (also known as KQEMU) is needed."
> Is the above still a valid statement - or does it apply only to 
> processors without virtualization extensions? From what I've read so 
> far, it seems that the cpu's with virtualization extensions are served 
> by the kvm-intel or kvm-amd modules nowadays?
> That is unless I got it all wrong and I still need to research some more 
> to get clued up :-)
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