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This page is about the "All Virtual All The Time" GSoC 2008 project. This project aims to create a modified Linux-As-Bootloader coreboot payload that contains a Linux kernel modified to include KVM support, uClibc, a custom busybox image, and whatever is needed to get KVM-qemu up and running in the ROM image.

Needed tools

In order to build this, you need a modified version of buildrom, that can be cloned from my git repo like this:

git clone git://repo.or.cz/kvm-coreboot.git buildrom

How to use

Currently everything except buildrom itself must be configured manually, but soon I'll include automatic configuration for them.

If you wish to make adjustments (currently you *need* to!!!), you may do it by running one of these commands, at will:

make menuconfig (for buildrom)
make kernel-config
make uclibc-config
make busybox-config 

The last step consists of running "make" in the buildrom root directory, and then you must follow the QEMU Build Tutorial to see how you can use QEMU to run the resulted BIOS image.

Current status

I'm currently working to satisfy KVM-qemu's dependencies in order to compile and run from whithin the ROM image.

KVM-qemu still doesn't compile, but hopefully it will.

What has been done

I have already included zlib

Work in progress

I'm working on uClibc to make it support some features needed by KVM-tools, namely aio.


Achieve the compilation of the KVM-tools. More to follow


cristi.magherusan NO@SPAM net.utcluj.ro or alien on IRC