[clug] Why virtual x86 machines?

Hugh Fisher hugo.fisher at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 01:06:39 UTC 2020

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 10:49 PM Peter Saville <savillep at protonmail.com> wrote:
> nice post, enjoyed it.  the thought of un-boxing, wiring, networking and troubleshooting $14,000 worth a rPi's. that's a hard no from me...
> Not exactly sure about the CMS question, and correct me if I'm wrong, but KVM is built into the linux kernel so it might look like a type 2 hypervisor, but is a native hypervisor that talks directly to hardware.

Hmmm, my understanding is that a hypervisor can run multiple kernels
at once, eg MS Windows and Linux. Can KVM do this? I thought KVM
provided isolation between processes but they were still sharing the
same Linux kernel?


        Hugh Fisher

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