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Re: [Qemu-devel] Attitute and Predisposition of the List & newbie docume

From: Lindsay Mathieson
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Attitute and Predisposition of the List & newbie documets
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 09:09:19 +1000
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Thomas Munn wrote:
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.
As a newbie from a few weeks ago, that is *not* my experience, people have been quite helpful.

3.  QEMU is rather DIFFICULT to use.  I have been a UNIX admin for 10 years.
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 breaking :(
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!
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 :)

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