Re: [GIT PULL] Linux KVM tool for v3.7-rc0

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Sat Oct 20 2012 - 14:14:21 EST

On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 06:04:36PM +1100, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> So are there any compelling arguments from the proponents, or can
> I remove this from linux-next (and have it removed from the tip
> auto-latest branch)?

FWIW, I gave this a run and I have to say, it works as advertized: I
built it and ran it with the latest kernel and the thing simply boots
the kernel. Even without a disk image - the simplest command is:

$ ./lkvm run --kernel ../../arch/x86/boot/bzImage

and it gets me a shell in the vm after a second.

So the absolute advantage it gives kernel devs is that they can
smoke-test whether their stuff boots in seconds.

This is probably not helpful when enabling specific hw features but
should be pretty helpful for generic arch stuff.


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