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Date:      Mon, 18 Dec 2006 12:33:01 -0500
From:      Bill Moran <>
To:        David Newman <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD as VM host OS?
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In response to David Newman <>:
> My question is whether FreeBSD is a suitable _host_ OS for any virtual
> machine environment, preferably with support for SMP, amd64, and guest
> OS speed at or close to native hardware speeds.

*) jails provide virtual hosting at native speed, but _only_ for FreeBSD
   guests.  i.e., you can't run Linux in a FreeBSD jail
*) qemu works well on FreeBSD in my experience, but there is a considerable
   performance hit.
*) Xen should give you what you want, but I've no information on the
   status of Xen on FreeBSD at this time.


Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

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