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Re: FC10, Virtualization , Windows XP



Michael Eager wrote:
> Actually, it turns out that the software virtualization is
> just as fast as the hardware virtualization, perhaps even
> faster.  Lots of reasons, but one is that once the VM software
> rewrites a section of priviledged code, it never touches
> it again.  With the hardware virtualization support, the VM
> interprets it every time it is executed.

For VMware that may be true, but kqemu's (the QEMU software virtualization
accelerator) performance is less than stellar, KVM (hardware
virtualization) is probably a lot faster (though I haven't done any direct
comparison myself yet).

        Kevin Kofler


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