[CentOS] qemu-kvm package?

Mon Aug 12 16:15:07 UTC 2013
thunderzep <zgreenfelder at gmail.com>

> I'll really like CentOS/RHEL and will definitely stick with it. The
> point of my questions wasn't to complain or any like that, but just
> surprise because it seemed that the no 32 bit support didn't line up
> with my experience and just trying to make sure I understood
> everything.
> Thanks,
> Dave

I suspect that with the notion of modern OSes normally needing at least
1G each even in a VM (often much more), the choice was to steer
resources to the 64bit platform for virtulization because 32bit machines
can't address nearly as much memory space, often a key factor for VMs.

given the amount of resources to maintain a platform that can't really
support production workloads and most modern machines should be able to
switch to 64bit OS pretty seamlessly, I suspect there was no
justification to keep support for a 32bit version.

just my theory, not sure if it's of any help for you.