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Merge KVM article into QEMU

Because the QEMU-KVM fork of QEMU has been deprecated/obsoleted as of QEMU 1.3 [1] (about 9 months ago as of this writing [2]) and QEMU is now on version 1.6, we should strongly consider merging the KVM article into the main article for QEMU. A separate article for the KVM fork made sense historically, but now that the fork has been merged upstream, we should just keep everything on one page.

Does anyone disagree?
-- Jstjohn (talk) 16:29, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Good idea, I don't think anybody can disagree, as the main section of this article, KVM#How_to_use_KVM, already just links to QEMU ^^
If then somebody considers QEMU to have become too long, it should be discussed to split it in some other way.
-- Kynikos (talk) 01:06, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
The problems of KVM#Tips_and_tricks should be solved along the way, especially KVM#Live_snapshots which belongs to libvirt and not to QEMU. It should also be clearly stated which features are KVM-specific to avoid confusion. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 10:44, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

kvm user group

Access to /dev/kvm is granted via ACLs:

/usr/lib/udev/rules.d/70-uaccess.rules
...
SUBSYSTEM=="misc", KERNEL=="kvm", TAG+="uaccess"
...

so adding the user to kvm group should be deprecated. There are many references to this all around the wiki.

-- Lahwaacz (talk) 11:12, 22 September 2013 (UTC)