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Re: someone interested in packaging VirtualBox?



Daniel P. Berrange wrote:

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.

Well, that would be quite a challenge.
Especially on x86 32-bit processors that KVM doesn't support... Or for people who want the option of moving their virtual machines to a windows host. The functionality doesn't seem the same at all.

I didn't say it was easy - just that if you ever want VirtualBox to be a
part of the mainstream Fedora kernels it is going to have to stop duplicating
functionality already present & work with Linux kernel developers. What
VirtualBox does for kernel drivers on Windows is utterly irrelevant & need
not share any code with the Linux support, nor mandate what the Linux
support looks like.

And what you are saying here is irrelevant to people who want their virtual machines to be portable. KVM simply isn't useful to them and you make fedora less useful as well by not including virtualbox. If you want KVM to be the only virtualization solution, that should happen only after KVM provides equivalent functionality.

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   Les Mikesell
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