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Re: Kernel based virtual machine

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 08:23:22AM +0200, Lukas Laukamp wrote:
> I know that there are such features in Xen and I know also that Xen
> also can run fully virtualization with HVM guests. But I also think
> that the Xen way is a very complex way and not that easy in every
> environment.

I agree that Xen is more targetted to server environnement, while
KVM is a nice toy for laptops.

> And correct me if I am wrong, the actual version of Xen
> don't uses the original qemu device model, it have an own device
> model. When I am right, Xen 4.2 supports the original qemu device
> model like KVM does since it's beginning.

that's right, and it's because Xen HVM did show up before virtio
(this means, KVM could have used the Xen device model instead :)

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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