On 04/26/2016 10:46 PM, Gizmo Chicken wrote:
I, for one, think that it would be pretty cool to have a ready built
KVMGT ISO for testing. But only if releasing such an ISO wouldn't
distract from the more important goal of getting KVMGT upstreamed into
the Linux kernel.
The ISO is provided for an easy way to try and/or deploy, no conflict
with the upstreaming effort of course :)
What's been holding me back from more actively testing KVMGT is
need for using a customized kernel. I don't mind compiling customized
QEMU or other customized non-kernel bits. But as for the kernel, I
rely on my distribution for updates, including security updates. So a
customized kernel is a no-go for me.
Yes, we are on the same page about the upstreaming of GVT-g.
Please forgive my ignorance, and please forgive me if this is a
stupid question, but... If getting the entirety of the needed KVMGT
changes upstreamed into the kernel is going to be problematic, is
there any chance that you could instead put that code into a
separately instable kernel module and then only upstream to the Linux
kernel whatever hooks would be needed for interacting with the module?
Seems like upstreaming the hooks would be easier/faster than
upstreaming the other needed changes, whatever they may be. Again,
sorry for what I suspect is a really stupid question. But I'm really
eager to test KVMGT on a non-custom kernel.
I fully understand and appreciate your favour of KVMGT :)
However, this sounds a bit weird, since linux kernel doesn't guarantee
API compatibility, please have a look at
On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 11:25 PM, Wang, Hongbo
> We'll build and release a KVMGT ISO file for fast deployment or running directly
from USB flash disk (LiveCD).
> Do you think it's helpful to you?
> Best regards.
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> Subject: Re: [iGVT-g] KVMGT
> On 04/22/2016 01:58 AM, info(a)delphi-real-estate.com wrote:
>> I am trying to figure out how to set up a KVM guest, and it seems hopelessly
complicated without virt-manager.
>> Host is RedHat 7.2 Minimal running the iGVT 4.3 kernel and QEMU. Guests are all
LVs in one VG, and are set up and ready to go. NICs are SR-IOV VFs set up and ready to
go, 1 or 2 per VM.
>> But in the Setup Guide, I just don't have the days it would take to analyze,
learn, fail, and experiment every in and out of creating a guest. (Section 4.1.2) And
that's assuming the docs are up to date, which it appears they may not be.
>> There doesn't seem to be a way to connect a specific NIC (MACs are randomized
every boot with VFs) to a given VM, given the options available. Then there's setting
up video which seems hopelessly complicated. I have only two VMs that need video; the
rest can be SSH.
>> I don't have a GUI on the host as this is a Minimal install. Is there a
quicker way to get running?
> KVMGT is an add-on feature of KVM, I would encourage you to setup a KVM guest running
without KVMGT at first:
> I guess virt-manager is preferred for a KVM guest, but since the qemu part of KVMGT
didn't chage libvirt, it's probably better to abandon virt-manager at current
time, but use plain QEMU cmdline instead.
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