[Kata-hypervisor] Link to the Hypervisor Prototype

Steve Gordon sgordon at redhat.com
Thu Jun 7 13:05:36 UTC 2018

On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 10:04 PM, Jessie Frazelle (TUPPERWARE) <
jessfraz at microsoft.com> wrote:

> I'm not convinced by 9p
> Also I don't think a cloud native VMM or anything like that is the
> answer... But I'm a huge fan of being able to run things on bare metal or
> my desktop :P
> In my ideal scenario it would be the bare minimum needed and also not have
> anything that required backwards compat to old kernels.. because why..
It depends how we define old :). In the context of the Vancouver discussion
I had said, selfishly from a KubeVirt perspective (admittedly a quite
different use case to Katacontainers), that we would be interested in a
thinner, more modular, solution than we have today but that we still have a
foreseeable need to run RHEL 6+ (so 2.6.32+GIANTDIFF as someone put it ;))
and W2K12+ on our current timelines.

So I think the reason older kernels were in the discussion was my fault,
but at the time it seemed like other folks were also interested in at least
some variations along that spectrum and this was roughly in line with what
Intel have been able to get working with their cut down qemu builds -
notwithstanding that additional issues may likely appear when it comes to
running any existing "real" workload VM with all its knobs on such a


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