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Re: [Qemu-discuss] KVM on Mac OS X host

From: Programmingkid
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] KVM on Mac OS X host
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:51:09 -0400

On Aug 17, 2015, at 6:01 AM, Peter Maydell wrote:

> On 17 August 2015 at 06:17, Programmingkid <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Do you think it is possible to one day be able to run QEMU in
>> KVM mode on a Mac OS X host? Would this task require a dedicated
>> Google Summer of Code student or two to implement?
> As of OSX Yosemite it looks like Apple have finally provided a hypervisor
> API (Hypervisor.framework), so in theory it would be possible, yes.
> It doesn't look like the API is wildly different from the KVM API,
> so it ought not to require major surgery either (providing a new
> accelerator to sit alongside tcg and kvm might be the cleanest
> way to do it.)

If we did use Mac OS 10.10's hypervisor, I'm thinking that would mean everyone 
using Mac OS 10.9 and below would not be able to use it. Does implementing one 
ourselves that could work on Mac OS 10.5 and up sound possible?

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