New /dev/rtc driver for vmware
silby at silby.com
Sun Jan 25 23:54:27 PST 2004
On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, Marco Trentini wrote:
> So, updating the port vmware (last version) and rtc (your version) not
> only I don't get more the panic at shutdown phase but I've seen a lot of
> improvements in my Virtual Machine.
> Now the audio/video (as .mp3 and .mpg) are very fluid. When I worked
> without the rtc module, the audio/video were unusable because them were
> reproduced jerkily.
> I've also noted a general improvement on the rapidity to run
> A positive vote for me :)
> I run vmware on FreeBSD RELEASE-5.2 with "options HZ=1500" in my kernel
> and my virtual machine is a Windows 2000 Pro with SP4.
> Many thanks.
> Marco Trentini mark at remotelab.org
I'm glad it's working well, but to be honest, it's not working correctly!
I just discovered that the way I wrote it, it will only work properly at
HZ=1000. I'll post the updated file once I have fixed it, which should be
Actually, I should rephrase that... the way I wrote it, anything over
hz=1000 should work relatively well, but anything under hz=1000 would have
serious timing issues.
Of course, I'd still appreciate it if people would continue testing...
just keep the hz setting near 1000. (I haven't found any other bugs yet.)
Mike "Silby" Silbersack
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