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    Default VMware's Linux 3D Guest Driver Is Ready

    Phoronix: VMware's Linux 3D Guest Driver Is Ready

    The xf86-video-vmware 12.0 driver was officially released yesterday, which now means all of the components needed for 3D Linux guest acceleration are now available and stable...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA2ODM

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    Isn't this fad over yet?

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    Default holy moly

    Sounds very interesting. I was paying close attention to KVM, but unfortunatelly nothing specifically interesting from there at the moment.

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    VMware has bigger problems on Linux right now than 3D. With recent kernels (meaning anything more recent than 2.6.38 or near that) guest OSes totally freeze whenever there's any disk activity on the host. It's almost unusable right now. And that's with the VMware Tools installed, even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    VMware has bigger problems on Linux right now than 3D. With recent kernels (meaning anything more recent than 2.6.38 or near that) guest OSes totally freeze whenever there's any disk activity on the host. It's almost unusable right now. And that's with the VMware Tools installed, even.
    I'm not seeing anything like that.

    I'm running Workstation 8.0.2 on Fedora 15 (2.6.41.10-3.fc15.x86_64) and everything works great. I have guests running: Solaris, Windows, RHEL, SLES, Fedora 16, Ubuntu, all kinds of guest kernels from 2.6.8 to 3.2. With my RAID setup, I get about 550 Megabytes/sec disk write speeds when I push the 'Suspend' button on a VM, and about 400 Megabytes/sec read speed when I push the 'Resume' button. Other apps run fine while all this disk IO is going on. I have automated test suites that tax both CPU and disk IO, I can run them on multiple VMs simultaneously and get good performance on all of them, all at once, while I surf with firefox in yet another VM.

    I don't have hard numbers, but I have been running Workstation for 3+ years on this hardware, and it works better and faster now than it ever has.

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    You have a RAID setup, I only have one disk. You use an old kernel, I use 3.2.

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