[vbox-dev] FreeBSD Port Status

Knut St. Osmundsen bird at sun.com
Mon Feb 23 08:11:59 PST 2009

Knut St. Osmundsen wrote:
> Martes G Wigglesworth wrote:
>> Greetings List.
>> I have been attempting to inquire as to the status of any FreeBSD port
>> work.  I would like to get involved, however, I have not had a chance to
>> make contact with the correct person, except for a breif IM session on
>> the channel.
>> Anyone have any status as to the functional behaviors of the attempts to
>> port to BSD?  I was directed to the "wiki" that I am not sure was there
>> a few months ago, however, there is still no information on how
>> functional the port is.
> No real change wrt FreeBSD port of VirtualBox since the discussion
> October last year. A few FreeBSD kernel guys have been in touch but
> we've gotten no code yet... And the code was made to compile on FreeBSD
> 7.1 some time before the 2.1.2 release.
> What we want help with is to figure out how implement the memory API
> (src/VBox/Runtime/r0drv/freebsd/memobj-r0drv-freebsd.c) on FreeBSD.
> Also, we need someone understanding device cloning (or how to
> efficiently associate instance data with a file descriptor in a
> different manner). Before this is in place the port is able to run VMs.

Missing "not" there; it should state: Before this is in place the port
is *not* able to run VMs.


Kind regards / Mit freundlichen Gruessen / Vennlig hilsen,


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