Ticket #5303 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Performance issue with bridged networking, Solaris host and nfs

Reported by: thomberg Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.8 Keywords: bridged
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Solaris

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

I've tested 3.0.8 for a while on my Solaris 10 U8 x86 box and it's been quite stable. I do seem to have some performance issues though. I've discovered one thing at least. When running Linux guests with bridged networking mounting a nfs share from the host, transfer speeds are really slow (4-600KB/s). This was using guest additions. Here's what I tried: Ubuntu 9.04 x86_64 guest - bridged networking

  • Mounted nfs share from host (shared either using "zfs sharenfs" or using share command). File copy speed 4-600KB/s
  • Mounted nfs share from a stand alone Ubuntu machine. Speed 20-30MB/s
  • Mounted vbox shared folder. Speed 30-40MB/s
    • PS. I often get "protocol error" messages when trying to mount shared folders using "mount -t vboxsf" but suddenly it works

Shutdown guest, changed network to NAT and booted

  • NFS share from host - Speed 30-40MB/s
  • vbox shared folder - Speed 30-40MB/s
    • don't seem to get any errors mounting shard folders using NAT but that might be a pure coincident.

I tried with a Fedora 11 guest as well with the same results.

I've attached a VBox.log from the session using bridged networking and nfs mount from host.


VBox.log Download (56.7 KB) - added by thomberg 9 years ago.
Bridged + nfs

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by thomberg

Bridged + nfs

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)
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