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Re: [Libguestfs] [fedora-virt] Question about libguestfs (guestfish) and KVM support



On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 03:28:50PM +0300, Danel Ahman wrote:
> Does the libguestfs 1.0.85 found on EPEL repository support qemu-kvm  
> for KVM or does it use pure qemu?
> 
> While running guestfish and other utilities of the family I get an  
> warning about kqemu kernel accellerator and the whole thing works  
> slowly (seems that it uses qemu).

libguestfs in EPEL does not use KVM.  This is because of (what we
think may be) a bug in the EPEL repository:
https://fedorahosted.org/rel-eng/ticket/2982

You can easily use KVM however.  Just set the LIBGUESTFS_QEMU
environment variable:

  export LIBGUESTFS_QEMU=/usr/bin/qemu-kvm

See also:
http://libguestfs.org/guestfs.3.html#qemu_wrappers

Rich.

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