VMware To Overhaul Their Virtual Graphics Driver
Phoronix: VMware To Overhaul Their Virtual Graphics Driver
Two weeks ago I extensively talked about VMware's Linux graphics driver used by their virtualization products. To provide graphics hardware acceleration support within VMware guest instances, they have an elaborate (and open-source) driver stack complete with the upstream kernel DRM module and a Gallium3D user-space driver. This driver has been around since 2009, but it's about to be overhauled by VMware and it will bring some interesting changes...
All fine and dandy, but where's our VGA passthrough?
Been drooling for vmware/oracle/Xen to do something like
Parallels workstation 4 extreme.
we all want (near-)native 3d performance in our VM's.
Who's gonna bring this to consumer level desktops/laptops first and what's the ETA ???
Is directx(or opengl) over gallium be the solution to this problem?
How is it that wine seems to get better 3d performance than vmware/virtualbox sometimes?