[CentOS-virt] Why is SCSI disabled in kvm on CentOS 5.8?

Dennis Jacobfeuerborn dennisml at conversis.de
Wed Oct 3 00:27:42 EDT 2012

On 10/03/2012 12:41 AM, Bill Campbell wrote:
> Looking at the SRPM kvm-83-249.el5.centos.5, and the SRPM for
> qemu-kvm- on CentOS 6.2, I see many
> patches to remove SCSI support.  The 5.2 kvm.spec file disables
> scsi in the configure run.
> Why has this been disabled?  Many old OS's don't grok SATA, but
> have had SCSI support for years.

Upstream probably doesn't support SCSI drivers because they are not much
used as IDE or Virtio.
In Centos 6.3 you probably want to use the new virtio-scsi driver which
looks like it will become the new standard driver because of its features.


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