Subject: virtio drivers!
Date: Saturday 5th May 2012 04:45:35 UTC (over 4 years ago)
Hi folks, Tim Bisson ported FreeBSD's virtio drivers (from the bhyve project) to DragonFly; I am currently working on reviewing and integrating them. The virtio drivers should provide increased performance of DFly guests in kvm, specifically block devices (virtio-blk) and network interfaces (if_vtnet). My work is available at git://github.com/vsrinivas/DragonFlyBSD.git, in the 'virtual' branch, for anyone who wants to try it or contribute! I am also tracking questions and thoughts in our bug tracker, bug 2360 (http://bugs.dragonflybsd.org/issues/2360). Any code review would be helpful! My 'virtual' tree also has some other related work, specifically 'vm_balloon'. Basically, vm-balloon is a VM level framework for managing balloon devices; rather than having a balloon device respond directly to host requests for pages without any consideration of guest loads, we have talked about having the guest VM consider its own load when releasing pages to a host. The vm-balloon code will encompass this; it will also be able to drive the virtio-balloon device and a newly created vkernel-balllon device, which will bring the same functionality to vkernels. Any reviews or comments on vm_balloon.c or the vkernel/virtio-balloon devices and in particular the interface between vm_balloon and the devices would be great! Take care, -- vs http://ops101.org/4k/