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KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution
for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions
-(Intel VT or AMD-V).
+(Intel VT or AMD-V). KVM is divided into the KVM-KMOD package
+(kernel modules) and the QEMU-KVM package (slightly modified QEMU)
+which are both available as separate Slackbuilds.
-KVM consists of a loadable kernel module, 'kvm.ko', that provides the
+KVM-KMOD consists of a kernel module, 'kvm.ko', that provides the
core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module,
-'kvm-intel.ko' or 'kvm-amd.ko'. This package builds new 'kvm' modules
-and headers for older kernels. The new 'kvm' modules do not overwrite
-the Slackware pre-built 'kvm' modules.
+'kvm-intel.ko' or 'kvm-amd.ko'. Slackware provides these modules
+in the 'a/slackware-modules*' packages and the associated headers
+in the 'd/slackware-headers*' packages. In most cases the
+Slackware provided versions are sufficient to run QEMU-KVM.
+KVM-KMOD is only needed if you want to change the KVM modules and
+headers to a different version.
+KVM-KMOD updates the modules and headers without overwriting the
+Slackware provided versions. If you uninstall KVM-KMOD you will
+need to run 'depmod -a' to regenerate the modules.dep and map
+files to regain access to the Slackware provided versions.