KVM Changes Announced For Linux 4.4 Kernel

Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization on 5 November 2015 at 10:56 AM EST. 1 Comment
Red Hat's Paolo Bonzini sent out the KVM updates today for the Linux 4.4 kernel.

The Kernel-based Virtual Machine updates for Linux 4.4 include a number of fixes for s390 and PowerPC systems, along with many ARM fixes and improvements, but the x86 KVM changes dominate this pull request. The x86 KVM code updates for Linux 4.4 include support for VT-d posted interrupts, more Microsoft Hyper-V functionality has been implemented, nested virtualization now supports VPID, NVDIMM support improvements, and various other x86-specific KVM virtualization advancements.

For those interested in the latest KVM changes, see this pull request. With Linux 4.4 it will also be possible to have guest acceleration support with QEMU when using the new VirGL VirtIO DRM driver in conjunction with the VirGL Gallium3D driver.
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