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Re: Paravirtualization kvm with libvirt



My advice is to use Debian Sid with packages and kernel from experimental.
The latest packages is best one.

On 5 February 2011 00:32, T o n g <mlist4suntong@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I have some questions regarding
> http://wiki.libvirt.org/page/Virtio
> ie., paravirtualization kvm with libvirt
>
> Followings are quotes and my questions,
>
> ,-----
> | We assume that you have installed the virtio-compatible guest
> | under KVM using libvirt (ie. using something like virt-install or
> | virt-manager).
> `-----
>
> What's the default libvirt package for Debian?
>
> ,-----
> | Note, this step (changing Disk (block) device driver ) is only
> | needed in order to transition a guest from IDE or SCSI to
> | virtio. If you initially install the guest using a virtio disk, or
> | if you update the kernel package while booted from a virtio disk,
> | then this step is not needed.
> `-----
>
> I had always been starting my kvm using command line:
>
>  kvm -m 1024 -hda hda . . .
>
> I.e., the HD device had already been created, and I never need to
> specify any driver before. What should I do to use the virtio
> drive interface?
>
> Moreover, is the paravirtualization only involves network and
> disk drivers? How about mouse? I.e., the copy/paste from/to
> host feature, is it possible now?
>
> All in all, is there nice step-by-step how-to for paravirtualization
> Linux guest with libvirt for Debian?
>
> Thanks
>
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