kvm(1) kvm-enabling wrapper for qemu-system-x86_64


The kvm wrapper script is used to provide compatibility with old qemu-kvm package which has been merged into qemu as of version 1.3.

The script executes

qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm
passing all other command-line arguments to the qemu binary. This is not the same as old kvm binary, which was using less strict construct, similar to
qemu-system-x86_64 -machine accel=kvm:tcg
New wrapper ensures that kvm mode is enabled, or the VM will not start, while old code falled back to emulation (tcg) mode if kvm isn't available.


This manual page was written by Michael Tokarev <[email protected]>.