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Re: [Qemu-devel] HAXM is now open source

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] HAXM is now open source
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:18:51 +0100
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On 15/11/2017 09:25, Yu Ning wrote:
> On 11/15/2017 3:13, John Snow wrote:
>> On 11/14/2017 06:09 AM, Thomas Huth wrote:
>>> That's great news! I hope this all will help to promote QEMU on Windows
>>> and macOS quite a bit!
>>> However, during the past months, I noticed a couple of times that users
>>> ask on IRC or the qemu-discuss mailing list how they could accelerate
>>> their QEMU on Windows - and they are running only in TCG mode when you
>>> ask how they start QEMU. So it seems like there is not much knowledge
>>> about "--accel hax" in the public yet. Maybe you could write a nice blog
>>> post for the QEMU blog or something similar that explains how to use
>>> HAXM with QEMU on Windows for the normal users? Or maybe make it more
>>> prominent in the QEMU wiki? (e.g. the main page only mentions KVM and
>>> Xen, but not HAXM)
>> A blog post advertising this new development would be an absolute
>> miracle for linking to people who are just getting started with QEMU on
>> Windows.
>> (It would also be really good for idiots like me, who do not use Windows
>> for anything other than playing video games and sometimes forget that it
>> is capable of doing other things.)
> Thanks for the encouragement.
> I think I can start by writing a small section that can be added to an
> existing document, and later expanded to a blog article. But I haven't
> found a suitable place for it on the QEMU wiki.
> Does it make sense to add the proposed piece to the QEMU user manual
> (qemu-doc.texi), under the Quick Start section (2.2)? The user manual is
> published on Stefan's website and referred to by qemu.org:
> https://qemu.weilnetz.de/doc/qemu-doc.html

Unfortunately the "Quick Start" section is quite out of date (it doesn't
even mention KVM!) and is basically a huge list of options.  We are in
the process of improving QEMU documentation, so I think a blog post is
preferrable at this stage.



> so I think it's a popular resource among users.
> BTW, I assume most Windows users begin their QEMU journey from this page
> (also credit to Stefan):
> https://qemu.weilnetz.de/
> and I've verified the hax accelerator module is built into the latest
> binaries there (at least the W64 ones).
> -Yu

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