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Re: HVM virtualization?

Manuel Bouyer <> writes:

> On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 01:37:17PM -0500, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
>> One of my hosting providers is converting VPSes from PV to HVM 
>> virtualization due to security issue
>> They say NetBSD does not work under HVM mode and can choose a different 
>> BSD (or Linux).
>> Can someone tell me about this? I did look briefly at 
>> but don't understand the context 
>> of the wiki saying it is supported but the hosting provider saying it 
>> does not work.
> plain HVM, with emulated devices, works without problems (and always has).
> If they only support PV devices, then it works only in HEAD (GENERIC supports
> it)

I have heard that the issue with with qemu "stub domains" and with
those, NetBSD ends up with PIO on disks and is thus unusably slow.

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