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Re: [virt-tools-list] how to virtualize an ancient 2.2 kernel



On 10/09/2012 11:44 AM, Stefan G. Weichinger wrote:
> Am 09.10.2012 13:03, schrieb Stefan G. Weichinger:
> 
>> This very guest runs without these performance hickups on a VMware
>> Server 2.0 ... I want to migrate from there to improve performance and
>> get rid of that unsupported VMware-Server.
> 
> Additional question:
> 
> the working vmx-file with VMware server shows:
> 
> config.version = "8"
> virtualHW.version = "4"
> 
> I couldn't yet find a definitive pointer on how to set up a fitting
> machine with vmm and qemu-kvm.
> 
> What to chose here ->
> 
> <type arch='i686' machine='pc-1.1'>hvm</type>
> 

Your guest config up thread looked fine AFAICT. But then I've never tried to
run a kernel-2.2 VM.

The OS type in virt-manager for linux 2.4 vs. generic isn't going to make much
difference either.

Maybe try switch the CPU model to some older type CPUs pentium2 etc, whatever
was common around the time of that release. Perhaps also try switch domain
type="qemu", occasionally kvm can interfere with things.

Barring any of those, I'd try and build a qemu command line by hand that
reproduces the issue, confirm with latest qemu, and mail qemu-devel about your
issue.

- Cole


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