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Re: [Xen-users] pfSense HVM

On 06/06/10 01:23, Matej Zary wrote:

looks like you have much better HW than I used - when I benched Linux HVM guest 
on Athlon X2 1,9 GHz I got scary results (in a bad way of course) :D. 90 mbit/s 
is not bad at all for emulated hvm guest - the questions is, how much CPU power 
it consumes in the dom0 (qemu-dm process) and how many availabe cores do you 
have. PV driver should solve this issue (or pci passthru for the WAN NIC and PV 
driver for the LAN NIC). I got better results is some cases with the default 
emulated NIC (realtek?),  but in majority, the emulated e1000 was better.



From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jonathan Tripathy 
Sent: 06 June 2010 00:35
To: Nicolas Vilz; Xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] pfSense HVM

Hi Matej,

Well it's a quad core Xeon X3430 with 8GB of RAM. I'm using PCI-Passthrough for the WAN NIC, and e1000 for the LAN NIC. Since it's pfsense, it isn't easy (if at all possible) to get this going with PV.

So even though e1000 is a "gigabit" driver, 90Mb/s is ok for HVM you think?


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