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RE[3]: Beta program....
by legume42 on Mon 27th Dec 2010 08:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Beta program...."
legume42
Member since:
2006-08-30

Would you mind on elaborating on "-far- more stable"?

I'm genuinely curious. I use vbox (and kvm) quite a lot on Linux and FreeBSD and haven't been scared off of vbox in the same way as vmware server. Vbox is quite stable for me, what are you seeing?

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RE[4]: Beta program....
by gilboa on Mon 27th Dec 2010 10:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Beta program...."
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Would you mind on elaborating on "-far- more stable"?

I'm genuinely curious. I use vbox (and kvm) quite a lot on Linux and FreeBSD and haven't been scared off of vbox in the same way as vmware server. Vbox is quite stable for me, what are you seeing?


At least in my experience, when qemu/kvm goes down, it only takes the guest, when VB goes down, the host goes down with it.
As I don't have solid test-cases that continuously crash the host, I can't really back my claim.

- Gilboa

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RE[5]: Beta program....
by siride on Mon 27th Dec 2010 15:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Beta program...."
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

I've never had the host go down. I've had guests crash of course (for legitimate reasons), but the host stays up just fine.

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RE[4]: Beta program....
by siride on Mon 27th Dec 2010 15:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Beta program...."
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Likewise. Aside from the annoying, but trivial bug where the pop-up menu bar was black in KDE, I haven't had any problems with VBox on Linux or Windows. Maybe KVM is more stable, but if it's in metrics that require edge cases I never run into to see, then what's the value for me?

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