[fedora-virt] Disk device performance in F11

Jerry James loganjerry at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 15:18:34 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 9:10 AM, Richard W.M. Jones<rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> This is a limitation of the emulated Cirrus Logic graphics card.  In
> the days or yore when those real graphics chipsets existed [I even had
> one] 800x600 and 1024x768 in 16 bits was regarded as the cutting edge.

Sure, but I can get a window NOW with a resolution I consider
reasonable by running qemu-kvm -vga std.  Even with the other benefits
of virt-manager, I'm tempted to drop it just for the bigger window.
I'm actually writing code inside the VMs (long story) and I need room.

I well remember CGA graphics.  EGA was great, VGA was greater, and
SVGA was just amazing!  Except, today, I am used to side-by-side
monitors that do 1920x1200.  Spoiled?  Perhaps.

> Eventually we'll have open source SPICE support (PV graphics driver)
> which massively improves resolution and performance.  For example,
> SPICE can stream videos by recompressing them on the fly between the
> guest and host.

I don't care about video.  I just want room for my accustomed programming tools.

I'm starting to whine.  I hate whiners.  Thanks for all the work on
making virtualization in Fedora better.  It really is appreciated, in
spite of the whining. :-)
Jerry James

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