[vbox-dev] GNS3 Requirements brings "16 vNICs per VM" patch for VirtualBox

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 16:21:13 PDT 2011

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 8:46 PM, Klaus Espenlaub
<klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com> wrote:
> On 27.04.2011 15:01, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
>> Please review my 16 vNICs per VM patch. This is needed by GNS3.
> That's easy to review: it doesn't work. Slot 20 is used by the LSILogic SCSI
> controller, 21 by the BusLogic SCSI controller, 22 by the LSILogic SAS
> controller. If any of those controllers would be enabled the VM wouldn't
> start any more.
> There's a reason why we didn't go for so many NICs - it would exhaust the
> PCI slot space in the default chipset. Fixing your code to skip those
> already assigned slots would leave exactly one slot free. Not the kind of
> situation I consider desirable for a product which is nowhere near EOL.
> Supporting so many NICs only makes sense with the "big iron" setup, using
> the ICH9 chipset, where PCI bridges allow much more devices.


Opened [feature-request] Please support 16 vNICs per VM, WIsh #8805
Added my patch to "VirtualBox OSE" forum, for those who need it anyway.

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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