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Re: wip/virtualbox vs emulators/qemu vs xen performance comparison?

On Wed, Jun 06, 2018 at 07:30:38AM +0530, Mayuresh wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 05, 2018 at 07:56:50PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > If you want to run on a desktop you'll probably run into graphic drivers
> > issues with NetBSD/Xen.
> > 
> > qemu on NetBSD is a plain emulator, no hardware speedup.
> > 
> > I'm not sure what virtualbox would do on a NetBSD host. AFAIK this would
> > need some kernel support which we don't have.
> Thanks. I think virtualbox might not be an option while qemu may be ruled
> out due to being too slow for this application.
> The leaves only Xen as an option.
> I do not have any high end graphics requirements (3D etc). Could Xen still
> be a problem. Here is a link to hardware specification:

No idea. Maybe vesa could work. I've not tried startx on a Xen dom0 for
a long time, all my Xen hosts use serial console.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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