simon.n.connah at protonmail.com
Sun Jul 11 15:18:23 EDT 2021
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On Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at 18:52, Greg KH <greg at kroah.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 11, 2021 at 05:36:12PM +0000, Simon Connah wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I hope this is an appropriate place to post this question. I want to make a very simple frontend to KVM, but I have no idea what syscalls the Linux kernel exposes to allow userspace programs to work with KVM virtual machines. Can someone point me in the right direction, please? I have no idea where to look for this information.
> Look at the include/uapi/linux/kvm* files, that is the interface between
> userspace and the kernel for KVM.
> But you might want to look at using something like libvirt, which
> handles most of this already for you. Or look at the source for libvirt
> if you want to do it all yourself.
> Good luck!
> greg k-h
Thank you, Greg. That was very helpful. I was going to try and avoid libvirt and roll my own software and see how I get on (I wanted a project to learn Rust with).
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