[vbox-dev] Any plan to support SR-IOV?

Fred Liu Fred_Liu at issi.com
Thu Mar 3 07:09:17 PST 2011


Thanks for the clarification.
Intel 82576 nic has been released for more one year, it will be easier and easier to find.
I/O performance bottleneck is really the barrier to deploy virtualization  confidently.
KVM and XEN is sort of ahead of VBOX in this aspect.

Thanks.

Fred

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexey Eromenko [mailto:al4321 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 10:54 PM
To: Fred Liu
Cc: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] Any plan to support SR-IOV?

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Fred Liu <Fred_Liu at issi.com> wrote:
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fred Liu
> Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 1:53 PM
> To: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
> Subject: Any plan to support SR-IOV?
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SR-IOV is a host technology, not a hypervisor one.

What hypervisor should support is VT-d, then SR-IOV gets supported
automatically.

There were few commits in the VBox source tree with regards to VT-d
support, but it looks like very early status.
In Addition, Hardware is too scarse to test it for community members to help.

-- 
-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"



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