Am Sonntag, den 24.02.2008, 15:20 +0000 schrieb Daniel P. Berrange: > On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 12:09:11PM +0100, Christoph H?ger wrote: > > > > Am Samstag, den 23.02.2008, 20:12 -0500 schrieb Dave Jones: > > > On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 01:40:00AM +0100, Christoph Höger wrote: > > > > Hi there, > > > > > > > > I've noticed that there seems to be no review request for virtualbox so > > > > far. I think it would be great to have this opensource vmware killer in > > > > the repos but currently I am not quite sure if I could manage to package > > > > it all alone. > > > > > > > > Is someone willing to support me in this area. I would do the main work > > > > and mainly need someone to ask dumb questions and make sure things go > > > > the fedora way. Maybe someone who is already packaging some virt related > > > > stuff? > > > > > > The kernel module for this is way too ugly to live. > > > > > > > what do you exactly mean with "too ugly to live"? Is it that fragile bad > > code or does it just not fit the kernel styling guidelines? > > In terms of accessing hardware virt capabilities, there is already a generic > kernel module to expose hardware virtualization driver to userspace apps - it > is called KVM. If virtualbox needs access to hardware virt them it should > use this existing driver. > > > And if the quality is just not good enough to get into fedora, what > > efforts would be needed to fix that? > > It should use the KVM module driver, and if the current functionality in > KVM is not sufficient then VirtualBox should work with upstream to address > the limitations. Having multiple kernel modules for virtualization does > not help anyone. > > Dan. > -- > |=- Red Hat, Engineering, Emerging Technologies, Boston. +1 978 392 2496 -=| > |=- Perl modules: http://search.cpan.org/~danberr/ -=| > |=- Projects: http://freshmeat.net/~danielpb/ -=| > |=- GnuPG: 7D3B9505 F3C9 553F A1DA 4AC2 5648 23C1 B3DF F742 7D3B 9505 -=| > Well, that would be quite a challenge.
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