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NAME

kvm – kvm-enabling wrapper for qemu-system-x86_64

DESCRIPTION

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 avail‐
able.

SEE ALSO

qemu-system(1).

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Michael Tokarev .

1.7 2013-11 kvm