The Passthrough POST https://passthroughpo.st Your baremetal source for virtual news Fri, 02 Nov 2018 13:12:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 140179014 Indie Game Review: Donut County https://passthroughpo.st/indie-game-review-donut-county/ https://passthroughpo.st/indie-game-review-donut-county/#respond Wed, 26 Sep 2018 21:11:50 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1999 We’re experiencing a glut of fast-paced action adventure titles in the indie genre at present. Each new release presents iterative takes on games like Castelvania, The Souls franchise, and stylish action games like DMC. While it’s nice to see a revival of a genre I adore, I’ve been spoilt for choice and wandered into the [...]

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Hackintosh-KVM Guide: High Sierra+ Using QEMU’s i440fx Chipset https://passthroughpo.st/hackintosh-kvm-guide-high-sierra-using-qemus-i440fx-chipset/ https://passthroughpo.st/hackintosh-kvm-guide-high-sierra-using-qemus-i440fx-chipset/#comments Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:47:42 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1912 For a few years now, thanks to the hard work of others in the QEMU/KVM community, the ability to use the macOS operating system on our KVM powered virtual machines is now a reality. We can also enable a much better user experience for OSX virtual machines using GPU Passthrough. Read Also: Benchmarking Linux OGL [...]

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CONFIG_HZ: How does it affect KVM? https://passthroughpo.st/config_hz-how-does-it-affect-kvm/ https://passthroughpo.st/config_hz-how-does-it-affect-kvm/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:18:24 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1858 Since the release of version 2.6.13 in August 2005, the Linux kernel has support for adjusting the frequency of the timer interrupt via the CONFIG_HZ compile-time option. This setting can have a considerable impact on overall system latency and throughput in certain scenarios. In this article, its impact on KVM will be explored. See Also: [...]

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Benchmark Almost Any 3D App On Linux With Bugle https://passthroughpo.st/benchmark-almost-any-3d-app-on-linux-with-bugle/ https://passthroughpo.st/benchmark-almost-any-3d-app-on-linux-with-bugle/#respond Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:16:02 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1898 Linux Gaming and 3d accelerated productivity have come a long way in the past few years. Steam and GoG host thousands of Linux native titles, and things like computer vision and deep learning are mainstays for Linux GPGPU. Practically every render farm runs it, and serious commercial software like Nuke, Davinci Resolve, and Autodesk Maya [...]

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How To: Patch Qemu and Fix VM Audio https://passthroughpo.st/how-to-patch-qemu-and-fix-vm-audio/ https://passthroughpo.st/how-to-patch-qemu-and-fix-vm-audio/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 09:03:06 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1875 Getting audio to work properly in your Windows VM is one of the biggest challenges for VFIO enthusiasts, regardless of experience level. Over time, a wide variety of workarounds became popular, like passing through an audio interface, or using a usb sound card. Unfortunately, audio equipment can be costly, and doesn't offer a seamless experience. [...]

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The Magewell USB Capture 2 is Great on Linux https://passthroughpo.st/magewell-usb-capture-2-great-linux/ https://passthroughpo.st/magewell-usb-capture-2-great-linux/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:21:27 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1847 Those of us who work in video production have a hard time of it when transitioning from VFX and 3d to broadcast. While both sectors of the field have Linux options, finding them can be problematic. As far as mid-range capture cards go, support is especially spotty. Please read our Affiliate Link Disclaimer Elgato Cards [...]

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Syncthing is an Un-Cloud Application That Everyone Can (and Should) Use https://passthroughpo.st/syncthing-un-cloud-application-everyone-can-using/ https://passthroughpo.st/syncthing-un-cloud-application-everyone-can-using/#respond Sat, 26 May 2018 20:48:16 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1814 In the wake of GDPR compliance and nightmare scenarios like Cambridge Analytica, there’s never been more incentive to remove services with the power to abuse your data from your life. The reality of the situation, though, is that the average person doesn’t have the technical ability to do so. Read Also: Disk Passthrough Explained UX [...]

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Disk Passthrough Explained https://passthroughpo.st/disk-passthrough-explained/ https://passthroughpo.st/disk-passthrough-explained/#respond Fri, 18 May 2018 14:46:49 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1779 QEMU supports many different types of virtualized disks. Throughput, latency, and overhead vary greatly depending on the disk type. Here's a rundown of all the options, their benefits, and their drawbacks. IDE/SATA QEMU primarily supports two emulated disk controllers: IDE and SATA. The advantage of emulation is wide guest OS support. The guest sees a [...]

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Linux Desktop Compositors — Performance and Functionality https://passthroughpo.st/linux-desktop-compositors-performance-functionality/ https://passthroughpo.st/linux-desktop-compositors-performance-functionality/#comments Thu, 29 Mar 2018 21:49:27 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1734 Desktop performance on Linux can vary with different environments, window managers, compositors, and graphics drivers. Depending on the driver and environment in use, your desktop's responsiveness and performance can vary wildly. The compositor is among the most vital components for good desktop UX on Linux. Here's a brief rundown of a few of the most [...]

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ZFS Configuration Part 2: ZVols, LZ4, ARC, and ZILs Explained https://passthroughpo.st/zfs-configuration-part-2-zvols-lz4-arc-zils-explained/ https://passthroughpo.st/zfs-configuration-part-2-zvols-lz4-arc-zils-explained/#respond Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:28:04 +0000 https://passthroughpo.st/?p=1678 In our last article, we touched upon configuration and basic usage of ZFS. We showed ZFS's utility including snapshots, clones, datasets, and much more. ZFS includes many more advanced features, such as ZVols and ARC. This article will attempt to explain their usefulness as well. See Also: ZFS Configuration on Linux – Setup and Basics ZFS [...]

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