Paolo Bonzini <pbonz...@redhat.com> writes: > On 13/01/20 17:17, Markus Armbruster wrote: >> Perfect opportunity to change the default to something more useful. > > I am not sure acutally if it's that more useful, now that we have > sanctioned qemu-kvm as the fast alternative.
If there is a fast alternative, why ship the slow one? > Particularly it would be confusing for qemu-system-x86_64 to use > hardware virtualization on Linux, but not on other operating systems > where the accelerators are not stable enough. Hardly more confusing than qemu-kvm not using hardware virtualization when /dev/kvm is unavailable. No matter what we do, somebody is going to be confused. How to resolve such a conundrum? Utilitarian philosophy teaches us to pursue the greatest confusion of the greatest numbers. I think not using x86 hardware virtualization by default has been admirably successful there. ;-P