KVM "Hyper-V emulation" -- this can be related "Linux on Hyper-V" ? Or "KVM emulates Hyper-V" as "Hyper-V emulates Hyper-V" ? Re: [PATCH 2/3] X86: Add a check to catch Xen emulation of Hyper-V

Jan Beulich JBeulich at suse.com
Wed Apr 17 12:12:37 UTC 2013

>>> On 17.04.13 at 12:16, "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst at redhat.com> wrote:
> If the hypervisor says it's Hyper-V, that's because it wants
> guests to use Hyper-V. I don't see why is guest second-guessing
> this a good idea.

There are two reasons here: For one, when the hypervisor is not
Hyper-V, but is providing some Hyper-V emulation, that's intended
for Windows guests to use, not e.g. Linux ones, especially when
such guests could use the native hypervisor interface with much
greater benefit.

And second, there reportedly are features of (newer?) Hyper-V
that some emulation may not provide, but that are also not easily


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