kvm: Kernel (and Qemu) based Virtual Machine1

Package available in: [8.0]

KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko. KVM also requires a modified QEMU although work is underway to get the required changes upstream.

Using KVM, one can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified Linux or Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.

... part of T2, get it here

URL: http://www.linux-kvm.org/

Author: Qumranet Inc.
Author: Avi Kivity
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: GPL
Status: Beta
Version: 0.12.4

CPU architectures: Does only support: x86 x86-64 ia64 powerpc powerpc64

Download: http://dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/kvm/ qemu-kvm-0.12.4.tar.gz
Download: http://git.linuxtogo.org/?p=kevin/ seabios.git;a=snapshot;h=0f3783b3cc9be767182bce8e7aeadab64db4e0aa;sf=tgz
Download: http://dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/project/kvm/kvm-kmod/ kvm-kmod-

T2 source: 00-no-bios-date-host.patch
T2 source: 03-qemu-lpc.patch
T2 source: 04-qemu-applesmc.patch
T2 source: 06-qemu-ide-ich6.patch
T2 source: 07-qemu-macmodel.patch
T2 source: 08-qemu-rtl8139-link.patch
T2 source: 16-bios.patch
T2 source: 90-dhcp-replies.patch
T2 source: 99-ehci.patch.disabled
T2 source: kvm.cache
T2 source: kvm.conf
T2 source: kvm.desc
T2 source: pkg_linux26_post.conf
T2 source: postlinux.conf
T2 source: sasl2.patch

Build time (on reference hardware): 70% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 5.95 MB, 73 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils bluez bzip2 coreutils curl cyrus-sasl cyrus-sasl2 diffutils findutils gawk gcc glibc gnutls grep kbproto libaio libgcrypt libgpg-error libidn libsdl libtasn1 libx11 libxau libxcb linux-header make ncurses openssl patch pciutils perl pkgconfig python sed sysfiles tar tetex util-linux xen-tools xproto zlib

Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.

1) This page was automatically generated from the T2 package source. Corrections, such as dead links, URL changes or typos need to be performed directly on that source.

2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).