KVM/Xen intergration


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Both Xen and KVM do virtualization. What can we integrate to leverage each other advantages (and reduce the maintainer headache)


Both KVM and Xen provide a framework for virtualization. Xen is re-tooling over to use SeaBIOS, upstreaming Xen components in QEMU, porting VirtIO to XenBus. KVM is looking at providing PV IOMMU drivers, has a PCI kernel backend driver for PCI passthrough. Can the kernel pieces be meshed together? Or the user-space components – can they more closely meshed?


virtualization, xen, virtio, qemu, kvm, Linux kernel, userspace, SeaBIOS