K.S. Bhaskar on 14 Jul 2008 11:31:16 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] VMware in Ubuntu repos?

In Gutsy, kvm performance was unacceptable for GUI operating systems
like Windows (character mode Linux ran fine).  In Hardy's newer
kernel, kvm performance is excellent.  [Caveat: any time you run one
file system on top of another, IO performance suffers.  Don't use kvm
for anything that needs fast IO.  I don't know whether kvm supports

I wonder if kvm is a tongue in cheek reference to KVM, an inside joke
for the developers.

-- Bhaskar

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 2:08 PM, Gordon Dexter <gordon@texasdex.com> wrote:
> For a minute there I thought you were talking about a KVM switch.  I was
> thinking "hey, that's not actually virtualization."
> Then I looked online and found this:
> http://news.cnet.com/KVM-steals-virtualization-spotlight/2100-7344_3-6161804.html?hhTest=1
> Looks promising.
> --Gordon
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