[linux-elitists] Virtualization

Ron Guerin ron@vnetworx.net
Wed Feb 23 18:38:56 PST 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-24 at 10:50 +1100, Martin Pool wrote:
> On 23 Feb 2005, "J. Paul Reed" <preed@sigkill.com> wrote:
> > > qemu doesn't require kernel modules, though apparently it does suffer
> > > a performance hit as a result of being able to use less of the MMU.
> > 
> > According to http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/kqemu-doc.html#SEC4:
> When I said "doesn't require" I meant, y'know, "it's not required".
> > So, apparently for QEmu to actually be... y'know... fast enough to be
> > useful, you need to do the "kernel module shuffle."
> Well, no, some number of people find it useful without it, or consider
> it a good tradeoff not to need to mess with kernel modules.  As if
> there is any single value of "fast enough to be useful"...  For other
> people, any virtualization at all is too slow.
> vmware is a fine product and I wish you all the best, but casting
> unsubstantiated slanders on the competition really does you no credit.

Where I come from, slander means something a bit more than merely having
a different opinion and isn't a word we toss around lightly.  Perhaps it
means something different in your neck of the woods.  Around here using
that word like that does the user no credit.

- Ron

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