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Kernel based virtual machine
I would like to ask whether there are plans to port the Kernel based
virtual machine (KVM) from Linux to NetBSD. I already asked that on the
netbsd-ports list, but Hubert Feyrer said that this list could also be a
good place for this.
I personaly think that KVM is a technology for the future and other OSes
for example from the Solaris world (SmartOS) are seem to agree to this.
With WinKVM there is also a Windows port (it's inactive since a while).
I don't know if I think right, but I would say that the most work is
already done with the QEmu Port, so just the KVM core component kernel
modules must be ported. So I don't know how much the APIs, driver
structures etc. distinguish from Linux and NetBSD but I would say it
would be possible.
Also this would be a great step for NetBSD I think because then there
are Xen, QEmu and KVM are supported so there is paravirtualization, full
virtualization and emulation supported.
That there is no KVM port for NetBSD is for me the only point which
prevents me to switch completely to NetBSD. I see also big potential in
the Solaris derivats but the BSDs are the best and I wan't to get away
from the very chaotic, "unstable" and very differing linux world.
PS: Sorry for my bad english
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