Is QEMU working/reliable under ....

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Tue Jan 27 21:54:22 UTC 2015

On 01/27/15 15:04, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:08:58AM -0600, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> .... FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE-p5, qemu-0.11.1_18, kqemu-kmod-1.3.0.p11_12 ? I
>> have tried w/ kqemu loaded & unloaded (recommended online), w/
>> -nographic, w/ -vga std, etc. No love. All I want to do is run a WinXP
>> 32bit VM &/or a 64-bit Win7 VM from my desktop (xfce-4.10_7, xorg-7.7_1,
>> xf86-video-vesa-2.3.3_5) :-/ .... Several online sites imply that it
>> works OK, 1 specifically w/ FreeBSD 9 no less. Any clues appreciated,
>> any more info gladly provided ....
> This version is *ancient*. I would suggest trying qemu-devel instead, because
> that provides qemu-2.2.0. Last time I tried it 0.11 with or without qkemu
> crashed a lot.
> According to the website, qemu version 0.11 and up do not support kqemu
> anymore (see, so you don't need that anymore.
> In time (and if your processor is new enough to have “extended page tables”) I
> guess qemu on FreeBSD could be replaced by the bhyve hypervisor that is now in
> 10.x and is being developed further in HEAD. Currently bhyve can load FreeBSD,
> OpenBSD, NetBSD and Linux guests. Support to run windoze as a guest will come
> in the future.
> Roland

CPU is AMD Jaguar Kabini, I would guess that'll do in time. Do I need to 
remove qemu when I install qemu-devel ? Does qemu-devel include already 
compiled up executables or is it a ports effort (no problema, just 
curious) ?

I was a bit surprised at how old the qemu was, OpenBSD supposedly has 
newer, & I thought they were always behind FreeBSD for security .... Why 
is the qemu moribund ?


	William A. Mahaffey III


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