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KVM Virtualization Support For ARM

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Published on 25 October 2012 10:08 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization
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Within the forthcoming Linux 3.7 kernel there is support for Xen virtualization support on ARM when using a Cortex-A15 SoC. While not yet merged to mainline, KVM virtualization support for the ARM architecture is also coming about.

Patches are now up to their third revision that enable KVM/QEMU support on ARM when using Cortex-A15 hardware. There's kernel patches still needed to go upstream, which one would hope will happen for the Linux 3.8 kernel.

The latest patches that were released this week for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) on the ARM Cortex-A15 can be found on the KVM mailing list.

This is just one of many exciting announcements lately concerning ARM Linux from 5-Watt quad-core servers to open-source 3D drivers and an ARM 64-bit compiler.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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