Ticket #7749 (new defect)
Opened 5 years ago
Vboxsf has no read caching on linux
|Reported by:||nadvorny||Owned by:|
|Host type:||Mac OS X|
There is no read caching implemented on volumes mounted via vboxsf on linux guest. Read cache may improve vboxfs performance dramatically.
For testing try executing
time cat any_long_file > /dev/null
on mounted host fs multiple times. Time to read file does not change. That means there is no caching done on that file. Dong the same i.e. on vmware fusion shares makes subsequent reading almost instant.