Avi Kivity [interview] announced significant performance improvements and support for running 32-bit Windows Vista as a guest within the latest release of KVM. Originally merged into the 2.6.20 mainline Linux kernel [story], KVM stands for Kernel-based Virtual Machine, "a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions". Regarding the new release, Avi announced:
"The happy theme of today's kvm is the significant performance improvements, brought to you by a growing team of developers. I've clocked kbuild at within 25% of native. This release also introduces support for 32-bit Windows Vista."
From: Avi Kivity [email blocked] To: kvm-devel [email blocked] Subject: [ANNOUNCE] kvm-22 release Date: Sun, 06 May 2007 13:48:01 +0300 The happy theme of today's kvm is the significant performance improvements, brought to you by a growing team of developers. I've clocked kbuild at within 25% of native. This release also introduces support for 32-bit Windows Vista. Changes from kvm-21: - Significant performance improvements (Anthony Liguori, Eddie Dong, Qing He, me) - Fix longstanding bug: time runs at double speed on x86_64 Linux (Qing He) - Windows Vista 32-bit support (Qing He, Jun Nakajima) - Support for kvm abi 10 modules - Minor updates Notes: If you use the modules from kvm-22, you can use any version of Linux from 2.6.9 upwards. If you use the modules from Linux 2.6.20, you need to use kvm-12. If you use the modules from Linux 2.6.21, you need to use kvm-17. API/ABI stability is planned for Linux 2.6.22. http://kvm.qumranet.com -- error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to [email blocked] More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/