The subject has probably been discussed many times, still I can't find anything useful in the archives. I'm running a pretty recent FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE in VMware 4.0.1, with Windows 2000 being the host OS. I run FreeBSD directly from a real partition, in order to save me a reboot once in a while. The performance of the whole thing in the virtual machine however is unsatisfying, especially if I compare it side-by-side with a Knoppix, also run in the VMware. While in Knoppix KDE is pretty responsive and sound works fine, FreeBSD becomes quite hogged as soon as XFree86 is up and running and sound is very choppy with or without XFree86 running.
I have stumbled over the 5-only kernel option CPU_DISABLE_CMPXCHG, which is said to help things, but the messages describing it date quite a while back. Are there any known performance tweaks for FreeBSD 4 & VMware?
The host machine is a 2.4 GHz P4 with 512 MB RAM.
NOTE: Please CC me on answers, as I'm not subscribed to this mailing list, thanks! -- ,_, | Michael Nottebrock | [EMAIL PROTECTED] (/^ ^\) | FreeBSD - The Power to Serve | http://www.freebsd.org \u/ | K Desktop Environment on FreeBSD | http://freebsd.kde.org
_______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"