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Re: [Qemu-discuss] QEMU acceleration on Mac OS X host (intel/x86_64)

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] QEMU acceleration on Mac OS X host (intel/x86_64)
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:54:59 +0000

On 14 November 2014 20:01, Assaf Gordon <address@hidden> wrote:
> A newbie question about using QEMU on Mac OS-X host:
> What is the support of hardware acceleration when using an x86_64
> Mac OS X host with X86_64 guest ?

At least in mainline, there is none.

> I assume KVM is not supported.
> Is TCG relevant (or is it only when the guest architecture is
> different than the host’s) ?

KVM isn't supported, and so TCG is all that is available.
Things will work but they will run at the slower speed of
a pure software emulator.

> Alternatively, are there hardware acceleration options
> (perhaps in an experimental state) ?

Not in the mainline tree. I don't know of any outside the
tree, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.

-- PMM

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