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The end of paravirt_ops: vmware change of attitude
Posted Sep 25, 2009 16:03 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
[In] this article, "A comparison of software and hardware techniques for x86 virtualization", VMWare said that hardware virtualization was not acceptable from a performance point of view; good to see they have completely changed their point of view.
Did they say it was not acceptable? I think they just said it is slower.
And I don't think point of view is what changed. It is a technical paper, and quite objective.
The end of paravirt_ops?
Posted Oct 5, 2009 9:30 UTC (Mon) by robbe (guest, #16131)
So the updated story, in a nutshell, is that the first-generation HW
virtualisation (which was state of the art in 2006) is generally slower
than their binary translation technique. Second-generation (EPT, RVI)
features on the other hand do improve performance, are often used by
default, and even a requirement for some VM configurations. Details:
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