[vbox-dev] [PATCH] [SVN] Please Merge 7 VirtualBox Kernel Modules into the Linux Kernel

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Wed May 8 19:16:23 GMT 2013

On Wednesday 08 May 2013 16:08:59 Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
> On Wed, 08 May 2013 15:40:04 +0200
> Klaus Espenlaub <klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com> wrote:
> > On 08.05.2013 06:09, quickbooks office wrote:
> > > Please Merge VirtualBox Kernel Modules into the Kernel.
> > 
> > Sorry, this will not happen in the foreseeable future.
> > [...]
> Would it be valid to interpret your email that vbox is likely more
> concentrating on virtualisation of Desktop-driven guests and less likely on
> server-type guests?
> Because talking of users not updating kernels can only mean classical
> distribution users that simply don't replace with stock kernels.
> On the other hand we experience very bad network performance on multi-cpu
> guests mostly being servers, whereas sinle cpu guests are a lot better (a
> lot means at least factor 5 in bandwidth).

I would not conclude that from Klaus' answer but yes, VirtualBox has
a slight preference for desktop systems. Which does not mean that we
don't care about server systems.

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