virtio for 9.1-R

Joe Holden lists at
Tue Nov 27 23:51:26 UTC 2012

On 27/11/2012 23:22, Bryan Venteicher wrote:
> Hi,
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Joe Holden" <lists at>
>> To: "Sergey Kandaurov" <pluknet at>
>> Cc: freebsd-stable at
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:49:07 PM
>> Subject: Re: virtio for 9.1-R
>> 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 :)
> Yes - it is long overdue and something I plan to fix in the next
> month. There have been off-list patches floating around that do
> just that.
> I also plan to spend my spare time in Dec. to work on FreeBSD
> VirtIO improvements/bugs/nags. I've been busy with $JOB and have
> been busy finishing up a VMware vmxnet driver.
> Bryan
>> cheers
>> _______________________________________________

Sounds good, FWIW I've been using it for a while and it works rather 
well (on 9.0-R), of course this requires that the KVM instance can be 
switched to ide mode first (or a custom iso/image uploaded which isn't 
always possible)

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