Dustin Marquess dmarquess at
Thu Feb 4 18:37:51 UTC 2016

I'm using bhyve on my AMD box because of this exact reason.  It's
working well enough for me!


On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Gerd Hafenbrack
<gerd.hafenbrack at> wrote:
> On 2016-02-04 13:21, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
>> El 4/2/16 a les 11:59, Gerd Hafenbrack ha escrit:
>>> Hello,
>>> I read on the following:
>>>> ... to run a FreeBSD PVH Dom0 an Intel box with EPT and a working IOMMU is required.
>>> Why only intel and not an AMD CPU with Rapid Virtualization Indexing
>>> (RVI) and IOMMU as well?
>> There's no technical reason on why this was done this way. It's just
>> that the original PVH implementation inside of Xen was badly designed,
>> and one of the results is the lack of support on AMD hardware. This is
>> not related to FreeBSD at all, Linux has the same exact problem.
>> I'm (together with other people) currently working on removing this (and
>> other) stupid limitation by doing a proper implementation of PVH inside
>> of Xen. This new implementation is ATM called HVMlite. Sadly I can not
>> yet provide an ETA on when this is going to be finished. Once HVMlite is
>> finished inside of Xen FreeBSD will hopefully be able to run on AMD
>> hardware just like it does on Intel one. I will do a HEADS UP once this
>> is in testing state.
>> Roger.
> Thx.
> I have to use an AMD box.
> In the meantime:
> bhyve? Already mature enough?
> or
> VirtualBox?
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