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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: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:08:51 -0400

On Aug 21, 2015, at 2:57 PM, Peter Maydell wrote:

> On 19 August 2015 at 20:40, Programmingkid <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On Aug 19, 2015, at 3:25 PM, Peter Maydell wrote:
>>> On 18 August 2015 at 14:12, Programmingkid <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> Do you think this should be a Google Summer of Code project?
>>> I guess it's probably a size that would work for a GSoC
>>> project with a suitably capable and enthusiastic student.
>>> Are you asking because you would want to do it as a GSoC
>>> project yourself, or because you'd like to see it on the list
>>> so somebody might apply and volunteer to do it?
>> I would do it myself but I don't know too much about hypervisors,
>> so I'm hoping there is someone else out there who is far more
>> qualified to do it. This will probably take a GSOC student to do it.
>> Maybe I will add this to the 2016 GSOC page if it exists yet.
> I spoke to Alex Graf, who said he'd had a look into the OSX
> hypervisor API. Apparently the amount of work required to
> support this would be more than my initial glance at the API
> suggested, so it's really too large to be a GSOC project.
> Also a major problem is that it would be a large amount of
> code which would need to be maintained into the future by
> somebody, which makes a GSOC project a poor fit -- GSOC
> students often don't stick around after the end of the summer,
> so there wouldn't be a maintainer for the code.

Do you think it would be possible to use VirtualBox's hypervisor with QEMU on 
Mac OS X, and/or Linux, and/or Windows?

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