[Barrelfish] [Barrelfish-users] how to run barrelfish on virtual machine

Timothy Roscoe troscoe at inf.ethz.ch
Tue Sep 28 19:43:00 MEST 2010

Hi there,

Barrelfish should be fine in most virtual machines, as it's not very
demanding of the hardware.  We routinely test Barrelfish in Qemu; if
you type "make simulate" in your build tree you should see Barrelfish

Ubuntu 10.04 is what most of us use as our development environment.

Barrelfish also boots fine in HyperV.  We haven't tried Xen, VMware,
or KVM though.  If you do, please let us know how it went. 

Best regards,

 -- Mothy

At Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:33:58 -0600, Yaojia Zhu <yaojia.zhu at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have built the source but don't know how to run Barrelfish. It seems I
> cannot run it directly on hardware because of the lack of support for some
> PCIs. So I am going to run barrelfish on some virtual machine. Can
> Barrelfish run on KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu 10.04? It seems KVM is better than QEMU
> and KQEMU doesn't support Ubuntu 10.04. I have no experience on these
> virtual machines. My questions are:
> 1. Can I run barrelfish on some kind of virtual machines support Ubuntu
> 10.04?
> 2. Barrelfish can only run on QEMU? Does it also support KVM?
> Thanks!

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