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Re: Windows program on Debian




On 9/6/17, Gary Roach <gary719_list1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 09/05/2017 07:10 PM, 黃世緯 wrote:
>> My computer is 11 years old, with single-channel ram, 80GB IDE hard
>> drive etc.
>>
>> The most important thing is the virtualisation, is it okay to install
>> Windows programme on linux?
>>
> I've been experimenting with KVM virtual machine lately. I've also used
> wine and Virtual Box in the past. I found wine to be a pain. Virtual Box
> is ok but KVM, on the other hand, installed with little trouble. After
> that you can load any OS into KVM and have no conflict with the parent
> OS. I think it is the best choice if you wish to run multiple OS's on
> any system.


Gary's observation inspired me to search apt-get for that. Something
called "mom" popped up in a decent list of other packages:

Description-en: Dynamically manage system resources on virtualization hosts
 MOM is a policy-driven tool that can be used to manage overcommitment on KVM
 hosts. Using libvirt, MOM keeps track of active virtual machines on a host. At
 a regular collection interval, data is gathered about the host and guests. Data
 can come from multiple sources (eg. the /proc interface, libvirt API calls, a
 client program connected to a guest, etc). Once collected, the data is
 organized for use by the policy evaluation engine. When started, MOM accepts a
 user-supplied overcommitment policy. This policy is regularly evaluated using
 the latest collected data. In response to certain conditions, the policy may
 trigger reconfiguration of the system’s overcommitment mechanisms. Currently
 MOM supports control of memory ballooning and KSM but the architecture is
 designed to accommodate new mechanisms such as cgroups.

Just throwing it out there because of this thread being about very
finite resources. At the very least, it shows there's some thought
about this going on in our repositories. Maybe some keywords from it
might land other packages of related interest....

Cindy :)
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