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GPU Passthrough For FreeBSD's Bhyve Can Work But Is Fairly Rudimentary

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  • GPU Passthrough For FreeBSD's Bhyve Can Work But Is Fairly Rudimentary

    Phoronix: GPU Passthrough For FreeBSD's Bhyve Can Work But Is Fairly Rudimentary

    FreeBSD's Bhyve hypervisor has had a wild ride over the past half-decade of development for advancing BSD virtualization support. Bhyve is mostly used on the server front but can also fill some desktop use-cases now that there is GPU pass-through support working albeit not yet polished...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ssthrough-2019

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    This is really useful since so much Linux desktop crap requires GPU acceleration to function. Linux in a VM or remotely is getting pretty broken without it.

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    • #3
      It's cool to see. It's a nice platform. Bhyve is a very thin hypervisor that supports very little emulation at all and ZFS ZVOLS make a great virtual disk platform. I hope this can be improved.

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      • #4
        I don't understand why it offers only 60% Performance. I guess this article talks about gpu performance?

        May someone enlighten me?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
          This is really useful since so much Linux desktop crap requires GPU acceleration to function. Linux in a VM or remotely is getting pretty broken without it.
          Why is it useful if Linux desktop stuff is "crap"? It's one or the other.

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