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|0001116||Endian Firewall||Hardware related (kernel, drivers, hardware)||public||2008-07-10 15:45||2010-11-22 12:51|
|Priority||normal||Severity||feature||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Target Version||future||Fixed in Version||2.4.1|
|Summary||0001116: Integrate KVM guest VirtIO drivers|
|Description||I would highly appreciate to consider the integration of KVM-VirtIO guest drivers into EFW 2.2!|
Pherhaps, you should consider to remove the XEN support as it's integration is much more complicated. KVM has been evolved to a comparable virtualization technology.
Furthermore there are indications that the linux community does prefer the KVM solution as it is completely integrated into the Linux kernel.
See here for more: http://blog.codemonkey.ws/2008/05/truth-about-kvm-and-xen.html [^]
The integration of KVM guest VirtIO drivers would speed up the IO throughput especially for network and disk utilization.
See here how to build these drivers: http://kvm.qumranet.com/kvmwiki/Virtio [^]
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|I would 2nd that recommendation|
This feature would be fine. Please consider to apply it to the next EFW community version. Beside it will be easy to integrate.
Updated build page: http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Virtio [^]
Dear endian team,
I strongly support this recommendation. I recently carried out a set of iperf measurements on a KVM virtual machine running endian 2.2. Despite the tested link is Gigabit ethernet, I could only see no more than 95 Mb/s, using the e1000 driver on the endian VM (the physical NIC being an Intel 82572EI).
The same test, run on a Debian 5 VM with virtio supported, resulted in 500 Mb/s both inbound and outbound.
Should the 2.3 version support virtio, the resulting improvement in network performance would be potentially dramatic!
Please, build/integrate the virtio kernel modules with your next EFW release!!
Hopefully, endian 2.3.1 would get these drivers?
Pherhaps some statements from the Endian team?
|I'd like to see this as well as we are going to deploy more and more endians (enterprise and open source) running as vms on kvm.|
hi guys.. sorry for the long silence..
we are hugely into structuring things right now,.
next major release (planned for 2010/Q2) will contain a major kernel upgrade, which then includes also kvm, virtio and ballooning
okay, with your EFW 2.4 release the kernel upgrade did also contain the virtio drivers.
But you can't use it when you do a fresh install. It reports an error about a not found NIC, or so.
But after you've done a fresh install and then switch to virtio usage, the EFW 2.4 does recognize the virtio NIC.
But, you've missed to integrate the virtio disk drivers to your init image, I think. So you won't be able to boot a virtio driven disk. But i've to get into details a lot more.
|2008-07-10 15:45||nicoprenzel||New Issue|
|2008-07-11 11:46||steven||Note Added: 0001435|
|2008-08-08 13:12||peter-endian||Status||new => confirmed|
|2008-08-08 13:13||peter-endian||Target Version||=> 2.3|
|2008-09-10 17:58||chris-endian||Target Version||2.3 => future|
|2009-04-20 13:28||nicoprenzel||Note Added: 0002165|
|2009-09-21 13:35||pirip||Note Added: 0002975|
|2009-10-14 21:30||nicoprenzel||Note Added: 0003110|
|2010-02-11 17:18||nicoprenzel||Note Added: 0003768|
|2010-02-18 18:12||mgabriel||Note Added: 0003817|
|2010-02-22 20:42||peter-endian||Note Added: 0003833|
|2010-05-31 13:15||nicoprenzel||Note Added: 0004310|
|2010-09-24 10:58||peter-endian||Status||confirmed => resolved|
|2010-09-24 10:58||peter-endian||Fixed in Version||=> 2.4.1|
|2010-09-24 10:58||peter-endian||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2010-09-24 10:58||peter-endian||Assigned To||=> peter-endian|
|2010-11-22 12:51||peter-endian||Status||resolved => closed|
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