KVM API Revamp; Load Balancing Improvements; Scheduler Testability

Zack’s Kernel News

Article from Issue 139/2012

Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.

Avi Kivity felt that the KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) programmer interface was getting gradually out of control, and needed to be reined in. He really wanted to ditch the old API entirely and start fresh with a new, wellthought-out interface that did not have the years of cruft and creep clinging to it that the current KVM did. But, because he felt that a total revamp might be too wrenching for users, he just posted some of his thoughts about where such a thing might lead, if it were ever done.

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