[GLLUG] How can a VM be faster than raw hardware?

John Winters john at sinodun.org.uk
Sun Dec 9 19:16:51 UTC 2012

On 09/12/12 19:11, Paul Hewlett wrote:
> Hi John
> Virtualbox lies - see this link
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_1110_xenkvm&num=7
> <http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_1110_xenkvm&num=7>
> Virtualbox does not honour sync/fsync requests - your data may be at risk...

Thank you - that does seem to be the most likely explanation.

No problem with data risk - they are only test data generated on the fly 
as part of the test.


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