On Tue, 6 Feb 2001, Josef Karthauser wrote:

> I'm wondering what's changed recently to cause vmware2 running on
> the linuxemu to lose a lot of performance with disk I/O.

Use of cmpxchg and possibly other SMP pessimizations.

> A couple of weeks ago I could boot win2000 under vmware2 in a matter
> of minutes;  on today's kernel it takes 5 or 10 minutes to boot,
> and disk I/O is through the roof.
> Could someone please hit me with a clue-bat :)

Read your freebsd-emulation mail :-).


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