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

From: Kamil Rytarowski
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] HAXM is now open source
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:53:51 +0100
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On 14.11.2017 09:54, Yu Ning wrote:
> Hello,
> As some of you may have noticed, since QEMU 2.9.0, an accelerator known
> as “hax” has been available for Windows and macOS builds of QEMU, thanks
> to the hard work of Vincent Palatin and help from this community (Paolo
> Bonzini, Stefan Weil, et al.).
> The accelerator requires a host kernel module (driver) known as Intel
> Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (HAXM), i.e. intelhaxm.sys on
> Windows or intelhaxm.kext on macOS, similar to how the KVM accelerator
> depends on kvm.ko on Linux.
> Today, we released the source code of the HAXM kernel module under the
> BSD 3-clause license:
> https://github.com/intel/haxm
> We look forward to working with the community to improve HAXM (both the
> kernel module and the accelerator). The code is accompanied by some
> basic documentation (README.md and API.md), which is incomplete, but
> hopefully helps people get started. If you have any questions or
> suggestions, please create an issue or post a comment on GitHub.
> Thanks,
> Yu

Please make it clear whether this module can be ported (as host) to
other OSes and whether it can support arbitrary guests OSes (for the
same CPU).

I'm researching options to add hardware assisted virtualization for
NetBSD as host.

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