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$100 - Include KVM drivers in pfSense base install
« on: May 04, 2012, 07:14:47 am »
FreeBSD has out-of-tree virtio drivers[1][2] also some instructions at [3], which provides higher performance in VirtualBox and QEMU/KVM (and BHyve). There also is something going on at [4]

Outcome is for the virtio drivers (NIC and 'block'... kvm clock source would also be good) to be included in the next release base installer.

I think most of the hard work is done, so only $100, oh and the 'beta' status of the drivers is accepted.


[1] http://www.freshports.org/emulators/virtio-kmod
[2] http://people.freebsd.org/~kuriyama/virtio/
[3] http://viktorpetersson.com/2011/10/20/how-to-use-virtio-on-freebsd-8-2/
[4] http://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/projects/virtio/

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Re: $100 - Include KVM drivers in pfSense base install
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 09:53:56 am »
Just send those to me or pfsense.org as donations.
I have done the work already just forgot to put them to be built and installed in the images.

The patch for this is already there basically.

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Re: $100 - Include KVM drivers in pfSense base install
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 05:03:10 am »
hi ermal, which release will these appear in ? i will send through shortly.

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Re: $100 - Include KVM drivers in pfSense base install
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 08:31:36 am »
There are on 2.1 builds.
The modules are there for you to load them....

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Re: $100 - Include KVM drivers in pfSense base install
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 10:44:40 am »
FYI- Someone also wrote up a short howto about using them

http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,50128.0.html
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Re: $100 - Include KVM drivers in pfSense base install
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 08:35:39 am »
$100 usd donated!