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

From: dw+qemu-discuss
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] QEMU acceleration on Mac OS X host (intel/x86_64)
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:18:29 +0000

There is/was a (probably incomplete) patch around somewhere that
integrated with the Intel HAXM extension that the Android emulator used
to depend on.


On Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 12:54:59AM +0000, Peter Maydell wrote:
> 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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