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Re: someone interested in packaging VirtualBox?



On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 4:20 PM, Daniel P. Berrange <berrange redhat com> wrote:

> > 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.
>

Are Xen guys aware of this?


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