[Call for testers] FreeBSD VirtIO Network Driver

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 07:09:07 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 5:02 PM, bv <deboomerang at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi.
> I'd like to present the network VirtIO driver I've been working on for
> the last few months in my spare time. It is not based on the NetBSD code
> that is floating around. The attached patch should apply to both recent
> -current and -stable. Early development was done on VirtualBox,
> but most has been done on KVM/QEMU.
> <snip>
> I'm going to be away from my computer for the next couple of days,
> I'll get to any email after then.

Thanks for this work, I'm sure it will be quite useful.

I'm testing on a FreeBSD Virtualbox Host/Guest.  Guest is CURRENT
kern.osrevision:  199506 virtualbox-ose-3.2.10_2

My particular version of Virtualbox isn't optimized yet for virtio I
believe, but I did see about 1/3 higher peak bandwidth and a definite
reduction in CPU usage.

Adam Vande More

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