[CentOS-virt] KVM: where are the directions?

Kenni Lund

kenni at kelu.dk
Sat Nov 13 10:06:20 UTC 2010

2010/11/13 MargoAndTodd <margoandtodd at gmail.com>:
> On 11/11/2010 01:50 PM, Kenni Lund wrote:
>> No, you're not running an old version of qemu-kvm in CentOS. Like most
>> other packages, Red Hat has selected an (old and stable) version as
>> the baseline version and then backported bugfixes and new features
>> from newer versions of the package, to fulfill the needs of their
>> enterprise customers. kvm-83 in CentOS is NOT equal to upstream
>> kvm-83. That said, as you've probably already read in the docs, KVM is
>> a "technology preview" in RHEL 5.x...6.0 will be the first version
>> with official/stable KVM support by Red Hat.
>> Best regards
>> Kenni
> Hi Kenni,
> This is my setup:
> $ cat /etc/redhat-release
> CentOS release 5.5 (Final)
> $ uname -r -m
> 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5 i686
> $ rpm -qa \*kvm\*
> kvm-36-1
> kmod-kvm-36-3
> Not even close to 83.  :-(

These KVM-packages are from some 3rd party repository, aren't they? I
don't think that 5.5 has KVM support on i686 at all...use CentOS 5.5
x86_64 instead.

Best regards

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