Julian Elischer ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> Nik Clayton wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > For those of you running VMWare (2) on -current, how fast do you expect it to
> > be?
> > 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
> > 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.
I thought one of the justifications for removing the block devices
was "look - Linux doesn't have any."
So, if Vmware runs on Linux, and Linux doesn't have any block devices,
why would Vmware need block devices?
[Of course, I'm speaking in absence of knowledge - does Linux have/not
have block devices?]
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