Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 313391
Kernel VMI (Virtual Machine Interface) missing from F7
Last modified: 2009-09-21 17:36:55 EDT
Description of problem:
The F7 Release Summary located at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F7ReleaseSummary
"The kernel included in this release also has support for VMWare's VMI
interface", but it doesn't appear to be the case, at least with the latest
kernel updates. grep'ing for VMI in /boot/config* yields nothing. grep'ing for
PARAVIRT, only unset features are found...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I would expect to see VMI stuff, when it's mentioned on the release summary.
The release notes were incorrect. (Just fixed up the wiki to remove this
VMI (or more correctly, paravirt) in 2.6.21 had a performance hit attached to it
which made it not feasible to ship.
In the current builds for F8, this performance hit seems to have been addressed.
Cool! Thanks a lot :)