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Re: [Fedora-xen] Goodbye Xen on RH/Fedora?



On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:50:39AM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 09:20:48AM +0100, Jan ONDREJ (SAL) wrote:
> > KVM is still not a replacement for paravirtualized machines and I think
> > fully virtualized KVM will be slower like a paravirtualized XEN.
> 
> KVM is a great replacement for Xen.  It's much easier to use for a
> start -- no more rebooting into a completely separate kernel^W
> hypervisor.  As long as you have the virtio drivers in the guest,
> which is the default for all new Linux distros, performance is roughly
> the same.
> 
> > Also I am missing some howtos for migration to KVM/xenner.
> 
> Install a recent Linux kernel in the guest, adjust the configuration
> file[1], and reboot.  You only need Xenner if you want to run the Xen
> PV guest unchanged (ie. without installing a new guest kernel).

For F10 there is no need to change domU kernel. It's same.

But after reboot to KVM, my virtual machine has an 8139 network card.
Is it paravirtualized? How I can tell my machine to use "virtio" drivers?

		SAL


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