VirtualBox

Ticket #13788 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Poor interaction between FreeBSD kernel and VirtualBox IDE

Reported by: grobe0ba Owned by:
Component: virtual disk Version: VirtualBox 4.3.20
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: BSD Host type: all

Description

Due to the implementation of the FreeBSD kernel, IDE support within VirtualBox is quite glitchy, and prone to outright failure.

The FreeBSD OS template should be changed to defaulting to a SCSI controller and disk, which provides considerably better reliability and performance compared to IDE.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by frank

Do you have some pointers for describing these special requirements of the FreeBSD kernel? The VirtualBox ATA interface works well for a broad area of guests. And bugs can be fixed. Actually we would rather consider to use the AHCI (SATA) controller as default storage controller for FreeBSD.

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