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Thread: An In-Kernel Virtio Block Device Accelerator For Linux

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    Default An In-Kernel Virtio Block Device Accelerator For Linux

    Phoronix: An In-Kernel Virtio Block Device Accelerator For Linux

    For the past several months there has been work on vhost-blk, an in-kernel virito-blk device accelerator. This kernel-based accelerator can provide measurable speed-ups for disk/block device access by virtualized guest machines...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI0MDQ

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    Nice! I think I/O is my biggest bottleneck when running W7 under QEMU, despite using virtio.

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    I may have setup my virtual machine wrong, but I notice the same on my xubuntu VM. IO is really a dog.

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