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  • QEMU 0.13 To Focus On New Features

    Phoronix: QEMU 0.13 To Focus On New Features

    This week there was the release of QEMU 0.12.2 (and the subsequent release of KVM-QEMU 0.12.2) with support for block migration, but this point release was mostly made up of small fixes and tweaks. IBM's Anthony Liguori though has begun making plans for the next major release of this open-source processor emulator...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzkxOA

  • #2
    All nice and dandy, but qemu is missing 3 major features:
    A. Good graphics card support. (cirrus is dog-slow, std-vga is unaccelerated and vmware only semi-works on Linux guests).
    B. Working SMP support for Linux guests. (Read: qemu-kvm should actually idle when smp >= 2 instead of eating 200% CPU...)
    C. Accelerated VNC. (Hopefully Solid ICE/Spice) will be accepted into qemu. (SPICE supposedly has fully working Windows and Linux drivers that might also be used to solve A)

    - Gilboa
    DEV: Intel S2600C0, 2xE52658V2, 32GB, 4x2TB + 2x3TB, GTX780, F21/x86_64, Dell U2711.
    SRV: Intel S5520SC, 2xX5680, 36GB, 4x2TB, GTX550, F21/x86_64, Dell U2412..
    BACK: Tyan Tempest i5400XT, 2xE5335, 8GB, 3x1.5TB, 9800GTX, F21/x86-64.
    LAP: ASUS N56VJ, i7-3630QM, 16GB, 1TB, 635M, F21/x86_64.

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    • #3
      Now if only somebody would explain what it all means

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      • #4
        What isn't clear?
        DEV: Intel S2600C0, 2xE52658V2, 32GB, 4x2TB + 2x3TB, GTX780, F21/x86_64, Dell U2711.
        SRV: Intel S5520SC, 2xX5680, 36GB, 4x2TB, GTX550, F21/x86_64, Dell U2412..
        BACK: Tyan Tempest i5400XT, 2xE5335, 8GB, 3x1.5TB, 9800GTX, F21/x86-64.
        LAP: ASUS N56VJ, i7-3630QM, 16GB, 1TB, 635M, F21/x86_64.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gilboa View Post
          What isn't clear?
          Well I was reacting to the original article where I basically don't get the entire list of features. Some of them are obvious maybe like eepro100 fixes (although possibly interesting to know what has been fixed) and others I figured out by reading the referred mailing list (like helper based network setup) but for the rest I have no idea why it would be interesting to have them (gPXE support for virtio-blk, balloon driver statistics, fully supported QMP, live migration protocol support for sub-vendor versions, virtio-console, vhost-net, TCG interpreter, VEPA networking)

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          • #6
            Short list: (I may have a lot of mistakes, the information I gathered - like you - by reading the qemu-devel ML)
            QMP: Qemu Monitor Protocol. An open management protocol that can be used by front-ends (such as virtmanager) to control qemu.
            gPXE: Open source implementation of PXE (network boot) including BIOS-emulation support.
            virtio-*: qemu/virtualization aware virtual devices. Should perform far better than normal virtualized drivers. (such as eepro or e1000).
            vhost-net: (not sure) Additional features required for the virtio network driver.

            Hope it helped...
            DEV: Intel S2600C0, 2xE52658V2, 32GB, 4x2TB + 2x3TB, GTX780, F21/x86_64, Dell U2711.
            SRV: Intel S5520SC, 2xX5680, 36GB, 4x2TB, GTX550, F21/x86_64, Dell U2412..
            BACK: Tyan Tempest i5400XT, 2xE5335, 8GB, 3x1.5TB, 9800GTX, F21/x86-64.
            LAP: ASUS N56VJ, i7-3630QM, 16GB, 1TB, 635M, F21/x86_64.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gilboa View Post
              Hope it helped...
              Yes, thanks

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