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  • Hackintosh KVM

    Hackintosh-KVM Guide: High Sierra+ Using QEMU’s i440fx Chipset

    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 [...]

  • Benchmarking the Effect of CONFIG_HZ on KVM

    CONFIG_HZ: How does it affect KVM?

    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 [...]

  • Benchmark Almost Any 3D App On Linux With Bugle

    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 [...]

  • Qemu Audio Patch

    How To: Patch Qemu and Fix VM Audio

    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 [...]

  • Syncthing is an Un-Cloud Application That Everyone Can (and Should) Use

    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 [...]

News

Why We’re Still Recommending the GT 710 For Passthrough Hosts

By |February 7th, 2018|Categories: All Articles, Hardware reviews, News, Opinion|Tags: , , |

The GT 710 might seem like a strange card to choose for anything at first blush. It's a few years [...]

Meltdown Patch Performance — Benchmarks and Review

By |January 22nd, 2018|Categories: All Articles, Benchmarks, News, Software Reviews|Tags: , |

The computing community is full of concern for the Meltdown vulnerability. Page-Table Isolation is the name of the patch. Many [...]

Explainer – Why and When Modprobe and VFIO-PCI Is Needed

By |January 14th, 2018|Categories: All Articles, News, Opinion, Software Reviews|Tags: , , , , |

For quite some time now various guides on the internet have told us to use modprobe rules on most devices [...]

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Tutorials

ZFS Configuration Part 2: ZVols, LZ4, ARC, and ZILs Explained

By |February 26th, 2018|Categories: All Articles, Software Reviews, Tutorials|Tags: , , |

In our last article, we touched upon configuration and basic usage of ZFS. We showed ZFS's utility including snapshots, clones, [...]

Explaining CSM, efifb=off, and Setting the Boot GPU Manually

By |February 4th, 2018|Categories: All Articles, Software Reviews, Tutorials|Tags: , , |

Many factors can influence the success of GPU Passthrough. On some newer systems, notably low and mid-end Ryzen platforms, there's [...]

Arch Linux Broke OVMF Passthrough, Here’s How to Fix it

By |January 30th, 2018|Categories: All Articles, Software Reviews, Tutorials|Tags: , , , |

If you use Arch Linux and OVMF, you may have noticed that a recent update broke compatibility with your passthrough [...]

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