[vbox-dev] Graphic device?

Jun Koi junkoi2004 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 08:52:07 GMT 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 5:44 PM, Frank Mehnert <Frank.Mehnert at sun.com> wrote:
> Jun,
> On Thursday 18 December 2008, Jun Koi wrote:
>> I am wondering why VB doesnt use the original video devices from QEMU
>> (cirrus, vmware, vga), but it has its own PCI video device? What are
>> the differences with QEMU video devices?
> Our VGA device is based on the Qemu code but we improved the performance.
> In contrast to Qemu, VirtualBox knows a so-called 'raw mode', that is,
> as many code as possible is executed in the guest context. Even parts of
> the device emulation (including VGA).

Interesting! How much is that faster than the original QEMU device? Do
you have any number?


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