[vbox-dev] cpu hotplug support

Alexey Eremenko al4321 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 06:04:24 PST 2010

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Sebastian Dyroff
<dyroff at cs.tu-berlin.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> as part of a university project we added cpu-hotplug support for VirtualBox.
> We think it is a nice feature for the official version of VirtualBox.

Good News ! Very interesting effort indeed.
Which University is it ?

> We tested it on the following architectures:
> AMD 4 x hexacore System (Gentoo Linux 2.6.30 64bit)
> AMD quadcore Phenom (Ubuntu 9.10 64bit and 9.04 64bit)
> MacBookPro Intel dualcore (MacOS X Leopard 10.5.8)
> It should work on any host that is supported by VirtualBox.
> The guest system was a 64-bit Ubuntu 9.10 with up to 24 cpus. We couldn't test
> other os's because they don't seem to support cpu hotplugging or were too
> expensive.

I'm non-developer, so I can't review the patches themselves.

Another OS that sort-of supports CPU hotplug is Windows Server 2008,
but there is no documentation about that.

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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