On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 05:25:18PM +0000, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> I was told  that /usr/bin/qemu-kvm is obsolete, and that the right
> thing is to use 'qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm', and that Arch and
> Gentoo and qemu upstream don't support /usr/bin/qemu-kvm. Fedora provides
> /usr/bin/qemu-kvm as a shell wrapper on amd64 and i386 architectures.
> My questions are:
> 1. do we plan to keep this wrapper indefinitely?
Probably, since there's plenty of installs from older Fedora that
reference that path.
> 2. wouldn't it make sense to convince upstream to provide /usr/bin/qemu-kvm
> which would mean "provide accelerated emulation of current architecture"?
> Non-accelerated qemu is unusable for many purposes..., and often you
> just want the current architecture, so it'd be nice to have a shortcut
> for that.
The way you configure QEMU for different architectures varies considerably,
so having a consistent binary doesn't really simply things to any great
degree, as you still have to know alot of architecture specific things to
provide a good configuration.
Tools like virt-install give a way to setup guests in a simpler manner
while hiding most of the architecture specific differences, as well as
defaulting to using KVM.
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