virtio for 9.1-R

Paul Mather paul at
Tue Nov 27 21:25:41 UTC 2012

On Nov 27, 2012, at 3:49 PM, Joe Holden <lists at> wrote:

> On 27/11/2012 19:25, Sergey Kandaurov wrote:
>> On 27 November 2012 22:12, Joe Holden <lists at> wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> I can't see virtio in releng/9.1, is there any particular reason why it
>>> isn't going to be included given that it works reasonable well (and is
>>> optional anyway, so not likely to be detrimental)?
>> virtio appeared in stable/9 a bit after 9.1 cut off,
>> and it is too late now regardless of virtio shape.
>> Anyway you can installed it from ports.
> Ah I see, doesn't really help all the people who can't install it in KVM and such though unfortunately, seems silly making them wait even
> longer and having to use Linux :)

FWIW, I installed FreeBSD 9-STABLE (pre-virtio in src) in KVM, initially using the emulated devices and then, post-install, installed the emulators/virtio-kmod port and switched over to vtbd/vtnet devices without problem.  When virtio appeared in src, I ditched the virtio-kmod port, again, without issues.

I found making the transition to virtio devices no harder than the ad -> ada device transition.



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