Thomas Munn wrote:|
As a newbie from a few weeks ago, that is *not* my experience, people
have been quite helpful.
While I am not among those who are enlightened enought to talk
about opcodes and their proper optimization, I do have a few
observations to make, having watched this list for 2 months.
1. People really don't like newcomers on this list.
Well I haven't, and I managed fine. I would venture to say that qemu is
*not* for casual users at the moment, its in heavy dev and prone to
3. QEMU is rather DIFFICULT to use. I have been a UNIX admin
for 10 years.
Thats great - thanks, gotta admit I spent a long time trying to get
qemu-fast working before I realised it was the guest that was patched,
not the host :)
4. I am compiling a list of my difficulties, and will be
writing documentation to help people setting qemu for the first time.
The existing documentation simply does not cover in high detail how to
get qemu working. For example, I found it very confusing on what
qemu-fast is for. A simple "QEMU-FAST ONLY works with linux at this
time. You must install a working GUEST image, apply the appropriate
patch to the GUEST kernel, and then run qemu-fast. DO NOT TRY to use
QEMU-FAST otherwise. It will simply segfault!