#kvm #virtualization

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Bindings for KVM interface

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Uses old Rust 2015

0.3.0 Aug 24, 2019

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Rust interface to the KVM Hypervisor

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General documentation for KVM can be found in the Kernel Documentation Tree and through this LWN article by Josh Triplett

What is KVM?

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a Linux hypervisor which provides an interface the hardware virtualization extensions of a machine. In particular, using KVM, a userspace process can set up a guest VM's address space, provide/receive I/O, and run a Virtual CPU.

How is it different from QEMU?

QEMU is a userspace process which can use KVM to construct virtual machines. QEMU is responsible for emulating a full suite of hardware devices in order to execute a complete operating system. KVM only provides the means to execute in a hardware enforced "sandbox." User processes are responsible for the booting and device emulation.


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