New /dev/rtc driver for vmware
silby at silby.com
Sat Jan 24 19:04:06 PST 2004
On Sat, 24 Jan 2004, Marco Trentini wrote:
> Hi, I'm using vmware without rct module because if I load that module
> (and load a virtual machine) I get a panic when shutdown the (real)
> machine (on FreeBSD 5.2RC and last but one version of vmware3 port).
Yeah, I fixed that a few days ago in the port, and this version of rtc.c
includes the fix as well.
> Can you explain in a nutshell the main advantages to use this module?
Well, it's _supposed_ to give you more accurate clocking in win98 VMs, and
I think that it should help the others as well, but I haven't been a
vmware user long enough to tell. This is why I'd like the opinion of some
longtime vmware users to see how this new driver compares to the previous
driver and/or how it compares to running without the driver with various
virtual machine types.
Mike "Silby" Silbersack
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