Virtio drivers for FreeBSD on KVM
petefrench at ticketswitch.com
Tue Jan 4 13:57:24 UTC 2011
> With more cloud infrastructure providers using KVM than ever before, the
> importance of having FreeBSD performant as a guest on these
> infrastructures , ,  is increasing. It seems that using Virtio
> drivers give a pretty significant performance boost , .
> There was a NetBSD driver, and there seems to (have been) some work
> happening to port this to DragonFly BSD at  and  -- does anyone
> know if this code is stable, or if it has stalled, or if anyone's
> working on it?
Are the virtio devices provided by Linux KVM the same as those
provided by VirtualBox ? Certainly their website says that the
networking one is. How about giving the drivers provided by
/usr/ports/emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions a try and see
if they will work with KVM ?
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