“kvm” 1:84+dfsg-0ubuntu12.4~hardy1 source package in Ubuntu


kvm (1:84+dfsg-0ubuntu12.4~hardy1) hardy-backports; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/Fix-cluster-freeing-in-qcow2.patch: cherry-pick
    from upstream, fixes regression caused by
    LP: #404394

 -- Dustin Kirkland <email address hidden>   Wed, 04 Nov 2009 13:25:43 -0600

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i386 amd64 powerpc ia64 s390 lpia all
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kvm: Full virtualization on i386 and amd64 hardware

 Using KVM, one can run multiple virtual PCs, each running unmodified Linux or
 Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a
 network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.
 KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for
 Linux hosts on x86 (32 and 64-bit) hardware.
 KVM is intended for systems where the processor has hardware support for
 virtualization, see below for details. All combinations of 32-bit and 64-bit
 host and guest systems are supported, except 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts.
 KVM requires your system to support hardware virtualization, provided by AMD's
 SVM capability or Intel's VT. To find out if your processor has the necessary
 support, do as follows:
 * Make sure you run Linux 2.6.16 or newer for AMD processors, or
 Linux 2.6.15 for Intel processors. Older Linux versions do not report
 the virtualization capabilities.
 * Run this command in a shell: egrep '^flags.*(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo
 If it prints anything, the processor provides hardware virtualization
 support and is suitable for use with KVM.
 Without hardware support, you can use qemu instead, possibly with the kqemu
 package for better performance.
 The recommended qemu package contains the script
 /usr/sbin/qemu-make-debian-root, which uses debootstrap to build a Debian disk
 image. See the man page for qemu-make-debian-root. The suggested hal package
 is only used for automatically reporting the system bios version and computer
 model when reporting bugs.
 KVM consists of two loadable kernel modules (kvm.ko and either kvm-amd.ko or
 kvm-intel.ko) and a userspace component. This package contains the userspace
 component, and you can get the kernel modules from the standard kernel images
 or build them yourself from the kvm-source package which provides the module

kvm-source: Source for the KVM driver

 This package provides the source code for the KVM kernel modules.
 The kvm package is also required in order to make use of these
 modules. Kernel source or headers are required to compile these modules.
 Not needed for Ubuntu systems.