Nik Clayton wrote:
> Hi guys,
> For those of you running VMWare (2) on -current, how fast do you expect it to
> I'm running it quite successfully on a 750MHz PIII w/ 128MB RAM, and the
> following disk controller / disk
> atapci0: <Intel PIIX4 ATA33 controller> port 0xfc90-0xfc9f at device 7.1 on pci0
> ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
> ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
> ad0: 17301MB <FUJITSU MHJ2181AT> [35152/16/63] at ata0-master using UDMA33
> This is -current from about three weeks ago. It works, but it's a bit slow.
> Applications themselves run at a reasonable speed, but every now and then
> (can be as frequent as 10-15 seconds)
use only virtual disks and see if it still happens.
I found (on vmware 1) that using the raw disks was a recipe for
poor performance. Since we don't have block devices any more,
we are screwed in this regard. Virtual disks (files) are however
buffered and so can sometimes work faster.
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