to come from Linux to FreeBSD

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Wed Aug 24 11:48:57 UTC 2011

> From:		Dick Hoogendijk <dick at> 
> Date:		Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:24:37 +0200 
> Message-id:	<4E54D165.7090202 at> 

Dick Hoogendijk wrote:
> Op 24-8-2011 10:41, Matthew Seaman schreef:
> > Virtualization is actually a bit of a tricky thing with FreeBSD. 
> > There's Jail, which is excellent -- very light weight, but it only 
> > works with FreeBSD guests. There's VirtualBox, but that runs the guest 
> > OSes as a standard client application and it tends to be slow
> VirtualBox is absolutely not slow. At least not on Solaris nor on 
> windows7 boxes. The VB support from FreeBSD is not that good imho. It is 
> a lot easier to get it going under linux, windows or solaris. I know, 
> fbsd packages do not exist. I wonder why...
> > Running FreeBSD as a guest under most virtualization software works well
> This is very true, I agree. I've set up a ZFS root system with four 
> disks lately to try out before doing so on rela hardware and it worked 
> very very well.

I was reading I think it was nebsd-users at a few days back,
quite an interesting thread about para-virtualization support,
it seems NetBSD may have more support support there &/or with Xen.
Best check for yourself though, I'm just a reader.

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich
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