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PowerPC KVM Improvements Coming To Linux 3.14

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Published on 29 January 2014 04:16 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization
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The latest pull request for the Linux 3.14 kernel merge window are a second serving of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) changes.

This second helping of KVM changes for the Linux 3.14 kernel provide minor x86 fixes, new S390 guest functionality, and all of the PowerPC architecture changes. The PowerPC KVM work for Linux 3.14 includes support for little-endian guests and new features for POWER8 hardware interested in virtualization with Linux KVM.

POWER8 is IBM's latest-generation Power Architecture that was announced a few months ago. POWER8 systems are not expected to ship for a few more months but already for quite some time in the Linux kernel and related components like GCC we have seen a fair amount of POWER8 activity.

The second KVM pull request for Linux 3.14 can be found via the Indiana LKML archives.

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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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