New virtio-net driver


If you’re using DragonFly in qemu, virtualbox, whatever – but not VMWare – there’s a new virtio-net driver to try out.

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  1. Vitaly says:

    Great news! It’s left to do only one thing to make DragonFly the best OS – make DragonFly possible to work as XEN DOM0 :)

  2. Lars Schotte says:

    that was about time. even netbsd was faster and dragonfly is really late on this one. maybe their focus was not running dragonfly as guest, but that is in fact the cheapest way to put it somewhere out there, serving as whatever server.

  3. Anonymous says:

    DragonFlyBSD’s primary audience is more oriented toward physical hardware, that’s not to say that it doesn’t perform exceedingly well in a virtualized platform as well, but there are some missing features, like memory ballooning. The driver is now functional after we worked out a kink with DHCP allocation. Enjoy.

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