Comment 3 for bug 1798776

------- Comment From <email address hidden> 2018-10-19 16:03 EDT-------
Uh, now that would be me :O
Two aspects:
kvm_stat would need commit 58f33cfe73076 "tools/kvm_stat: fix python3 issues" from the kernel tree, which came with 4.19. I believe it was pulled into the stable kernels, but upon checking it doesn't appear to be present in cosmic.
The other thing is that the kernel community is quite conservative when it comes to backwards compatibility. I'm not sure if a switch to a later python version would go down too well with that crowd...