Open-source C projects categorized as KVM

KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It was merged into the mainline Linux kernel in version 2.6.20, which was released on February 5, 2007.

Top 6 C KVM Projects

  • barrier

    Open-source KVM software

    Project mention: KVM but only mouse and keyboard | reddit.com/r/Gentoo | 2023-05-29

    barrier is probably want you want.

  • kvm-guest-drivers-windows

    Windows paravirtualized

    Project mention: I Have passed through my gpu to windows VM in proxmox but not getting output via hdmi | reddit.com/r/Proxmox | 2023-04-18

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  • ustreamer

    µStreamer - Lightweight and fast MJPEG-HTTP streamer

    Project mention: MediaMTX: Zero-dependency server for live video and audio streams | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-05-28

    FYI until recently this was known as 'rtsp-simple-server', but it outgrew simply being a RTSP server so it was rebranded. It is commonly used in the 3D printing community for serving webcams attached to printers along with ustreamer (https://github.com/pikvm/ustreamer).

  • solo5

    A sandboxed execution environment for unikernels

  • wiser

    :racehorse: Extremely minimal vmm for linux written in C. Hopefully someday will spin linux-vm for you.

  • blikvm

    Open and cost-effective "KVM over IP". BliKVM comes in 3 different models, BliKVM PCIe, BliKVM HAT and BliKVM CM4, all based on Raspberry Pi.

    Project mention: IP KVM's - Alternative to iDrac | reddit.com/r/msp | 2023-01-08
NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-05-29.

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What are some of the best open-source KVM projects in C? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 barrier 22,394
2 kvm-guest-drivers-windows 1,472
3 ustreamer 1,253
4 solo5 820
5 wiser 250
6 blikvm 146
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