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Re: lguest? (was: Re: someone interested in packaging VirtualBox?)



On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 08:05:32PM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 24.02.2008 19:28, Lubomir Kundrak wrote:
> > [...]
> > Everyone, spit on your hands and let's do the package, it's highly
> > useful for people without KVM capable processors :)
> 
> That reminds me: Is there a reason why we don't have lguest userspace
> tools packaged in Fedora (or do we have them somewhere with a obscure
> package name and I've missed it?). That might be interesting as well for
> systems that don't have CPUs with Intel VT or AMD-V.

lguest is not intended for real world, end-user deployment. It explicitly
has no ABI guarentees - you need exact matching host & guest kernel
versions. It is really intended as a way for developers to experiment
with new ideas in virtualization.

> /me also wonders what's the status of KVM-lite is

Non-existant beyond proof-of-concept stage & no active development AFAIK.

Dan.
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