[vbox-dev] VirtualBox network patches for FreeBSD (vboxnetflt + vboxnetadp)

Alexander Eichner Alexander.Eichner at Sun.COM
Thu Sep 10 02:17:46 PDT 2009


Thanks for the hint. Should be fixed now and the driver should appear
after the next sync.

Kind regards,
Alexander Eichner

Am Donnerstag, den 10.09.2009, 10:33 +0200 schrieb Fredrik Lindberg:
> Thats's great but it looks like you forgot to add
> VBoxNetFlt/freebsd/VBoxNetFlt-freebsd.c, it's not
> part of the changeset 22875 and I don't see it
> in the public svn repository.
> 
> Fredrik
> 
> Alexander Eichner wrote:
> > Hi Fredrik,
> > 
> > thanks a lot for these patches. You did a great job. Everything works
> > without problems here so far. I committed the patches to our repository
> > with minor modifications (mostly coding style :) ). It should appear in
> > our public svn soon.
> > Thanks again.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Alexander Eichner
> > 
> > Am Mittwoch, den 09.09.2009, 15:31 +0200 schrieb Fredrik Lindberg:
> >> Danny Braniss wrote:
> >>> great work!
> >>> any chance it will support PXE?
> >>> what about throughput, at the moment iperf timet it at 120Mbits/sec
> >>> but the host is connected at 1G.
> >>>
> >>> danny
> >>>
> >> It supports PXE. However the OSE version of VirtualBox does only have
> >> PXE booting on the PCnet interfaces not the Intel ones.
> >> Also, if you're going to boot a FreeBSD kernel you'll need to patch
> >> the etherboot code in virtualbox, otherwise it will abort with
> >> "Unable to load file".
> >> I don't know whether it's FreeBSDs pxeboot or etherboot that is the
> >> offender here.
> >>
> >> See, for more info
> >> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-emulation/2007-April/003503.html
> >>
> >>
> >> Throughput is not something I have actively looked at, there might be
> >> something that can be optimized regarding mbuf to SG-convertion.
> >> One source is most likely due to its dependency on the netgraph
> >> system which causes an additional packet detour.
> >> It uses netgraph because it's the only reliable way to hook
> >> into the input/output path of ethernet interfaces, and
> >> that also works properly on FreeBSD 7 and higher.
> >>
> >> Fredrik
> >>
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