Subject: Re: Motherboard comments?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-xen
Date: 12/01/2006 21:15:50
On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 10:37:14PM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > OK. I'm not sure the 82573 ethernet works fine with NetBSD, but I'm
> > not sure about the broadcom either.
> The 82573E and 82573L are listed in pcidevs, as is the Broadcom 5721,
> so they *should* work.  The question is whether or not they do....
> > VT support is definitively a plus for Xen, I can't live without it
> > any more :)
> What, precisely, does VT buy me?  I know that it lets me run non-Xen
> guest OSs.  Does it help with performance when running a NetBSD DomU?

No. But it's nice to be able to play with non-Xen hardware :)
I use it for various tests too.

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