Merge KVM article into QEMU
Because the QEMU-KVM fork of QEMU has been deprecated/obsoleted as of QEMU 1.3  (about 9 months ago as of this writing ) 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.
- 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)
kvm user group
/dev/kvm is granted via ACLs:
... 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.
- I fixed as many instances of this that I could find. Is there a way to better search the wiki for remaining instances of this without using the regular search (regular search is pretty useless for something like this)?
- -- Jstjohn (talk) 02:49, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Works with "AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor" using 2013.11.01 64-bit
Using Arch Linux release 2013.11.01 in 64-bit mode... it boots fine. Following the wikis... this is basically the parameters I used
$ /usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -m 1024 -hda '/home/user/path/to/storage' -cdrom '/path/to/archlinux-2013.11.01-dual.iso' -net nic,vlanx=0 -net user,vlan=0 -localtime -k en-gb -smp 8 -enable-kvm -cpu host &
- I also booted the Gentoo minimal ISO 20131010 in 64-bit mode (go to gentoo to find out more) using the same parameter but different ISO
$ /usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -m 1024 -hda '/home/user/path/to/storage' -cdrom '/path/to/install-amd64-minimal-20131010.iso' -net nic,vlan=0 -net user,vlan=0 -localtime -k en-gb -smp 8 -enable-kvm -cpu host &
- During live CD boot up... I see this error message... which I think is normal...
Failed to access perfctr msr (MSR c0010001 is ffffffffffffffff)
- You also get errors about not being able to access hardware... obvious why :p (unless I'm wrong)
- I haven't installed Arch Linux in the guest yet (busy :p) but will get some time to
- from what I can see, the parameter "nested" is already set to "1" for the
kvm_amdmodule when using the
systoolcommand before applying the "nested" parameter myself
- I found loading
- you should say
grep svm /proc/cpuinfofor AMD
- I have another AMD machine which has "AMD Phenom II x4 955" (showing the
svmCPU flag from
/proc/cpuinfofile which too is using Arch Linux (my server) when I have time... will try it out there
- I do plan to move to Intel... better drivers... lets get cracking before I move to Intel
- I'm new to wiki code :p