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Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU 3.0 ?

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU 3.0 ?
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:25:23 +0100
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On 23/11/2017 14:23, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 02:08:42PM +0100, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> On 23/11/2017 13:59, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>>>> I'm not sure I like that. For me, qemu-kvm comes with the connotation
>>>> of "there used to be a fork of qemu for kvm usage, and we stuck with
>>>> the name because it is likely scattered through scripts".
>>> Yes, qemu-kvm is a historical artifact in Fedora solely because of the
>>> previous fork.
>> In Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux and NixOS at least.  AFAICS only
>> Gentoo doesn't have it.
>> Looks like something that upstream should provide, let's not fight
>> windmills.
> I thought that Ubuntu / Debian had /usr/bin/kvm originally instead of
> qemu-kvm

Yeah, though the package is named qemu-kvm (confusing...).  Still the
point stands that if there is distro confusion, we should consider
looking at what the de facto standards are, and provide it ourselves in
a way that makes sense (and /usr/bin/kvm doesn't).


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