[CentOS] Off-Topic: Low Power Hardware

Wed Jan 16 15:42:35 UTC 2013
Giles Coochey <giles at coochey.net>

On 14/01/2013 15:03, Arun Khan wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 9:14 AM, SilverTip257 <silvertip257 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 8:12 PM, Gordon Messmer <yinyang at eburg.com> wrote:
>>> On 01/13/2013 10:15 AM, SilverTip257 wrote:
>>>> And it looks like their Atom E6xx CPU [0] supports Intel VT-x.
>>>> [0]
>>> http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/embedded/hwsw/hardware/atom-e6xx/overview
>>> Before you get too excited, the board's firmware is comBIOS, which is a
>>> Soekris-specific firmware that is designed to work well with a serial
>>> console.  I didn't spend a lot of time on it, but I did give KVM virt a
>>> quick pass and did not get it working.  They do run a 64-bit Linux, with
>>> good support for serial console and gigabit Ethernet.
>> Any ideas why KVM didn't work?
> Unless, the comBIOS cripples the VT-x feature, CLI qemu-kvm  with
> "-vga none" is worth a try.
I re-call such a discussion on the Soekris mailing list, can't locate 
the thread, but there were issues with virtualisation even though the 
atom chip supported it.


Giles Coochey, CCNA, CCNAS
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