On 02/06/2015 17:51, Peter Grehan wrote: > Hi Andriy, > >> I am very new to bhyve, so sorry if I am asking something silly or obvious. >> I am using bhyve to speed up my testing and it seems that each time I need to >> restart a VM I need to go through the cycle of destroying it with bhyvectl >> --destroy, then re-loading a kernel with bhyveload and then actually booting >> the >> VM with bhyve. It seems that I have to do this even if I don't change th >> kernel >> between reboots. My first naive impression was that the point of bhyveload >> was >> to load the kernel once. Seems it ain't so? > > bhyveload does the job of what BIOS/boot0/1/2/loader would do on real h/w, so > it has to be executed each time on restart. > > One optimization to the cycle you mentioned is that bhyvectl --destroy only > has > to be done when the VM is no longer needed i.e you can loop with > bhyveload/bhyve.
I see now. Thank you very much! BTW, and probably you are already aware of this, the documentation could use some work :-) I noticed at least the following: - bhyvectl is not documented - bhyve(8) and bhyveload(8) refer to vmm(4), which does not exist - bhyveload(8) does not mention that -d can be used multiple times - bhyve(8) has at least one incorrect reference to bhyveload(*4*) - bhyve(8) mentions vmnet - does that exist? But these are very minor things. bhyve rules :) -- Andriy Gapon _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-virtualization To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-virtualization-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"