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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/4] net-bridge: rootless bridge support for qem

From: Jamie Lokier
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH 0/4] net-bridge: rootless bridge support for qemu
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 13:33:38 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Avi Kivity wrote:
> On 11/09/2009 09:35 PM, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> >
> >What I'd like to know is, if all of QEMU's state is appropriately
> >recreated in the child instance, and KVM's device is reopened with a
> >copy of the kvm state (by using the recently introduced ioctls to get
> >and set it), will it fork the _guest RAM_ mapped into KVM in the way
> >that fork does?
> >   
> Guest RAM is just ordinary userspace memory.  If you told Linux to COW 
> it, it will COW it.  If you told Linux not to COW it, it will not COW 
> it.  kvm has nothing to say in the matter (at least with kernels 2.6.27 
> and up).

That's great, thanks.  I was wondering if KVM did something magical
with memory to make itself work, and it seems the answer is "it might
have done before", which is fine for my nefarious purpose.

Thanks again for your helpful explanation.

-- Jamie

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