On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 01:13:28PM -0600, Alex Strasheim wrote:
> Are there any links available to information about how KVM and UML are
> going to be integrated? I've just heard that this is going to happen
> down the road, and I'm trying to get a handle on it.
I gave a talk on this at LCA, and have been lax in getting my slides online.
> Would that take us to a world in which UML performs about as well as
> xen, a linux kernel on the host machine does the same thing a xen
> hypervisor does (along with all the other stuff a linux kernel does),
> and uml is no longer a different compile target for the kernel?
If you are talking about the ARCH=um business, UML will always be a
different compile target.
However, the rest of that will be true (with some crossed fingers on
the performance part since I have no numbers yet).
> My vague impression is that KVM will handle the VT stuff, and UML will
> handle device virtualization, and provide the command line interface to
> guest systems in pretty much the same way it does now.
> Am I way off base here?
UML will look exactly the same as it does now, and will provide all
the same functionality in pretty much the same way. KVM, plus a
yet-to-be-written userspace controller, together will handle the VT
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