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

On Wed, 6 Jun 2018, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
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.

Xen is very easy to try. The fiddly bits involve invoking VMs, but as a dom0 for testing it's basically little more 1) put on xen kernel, 2) alter boot.cfg


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