I’m working on a solution to automatically test drive factory installations every day and one thing that bothered me majorly was the download speed I had with kvm. I couldn’t get faster than around 300K/s, which makes a factory installation take around 5 hours. Not really practical for my purpose, and it was quite frustrating taking that the host gets almost 3MB/s out of download.opensuse.org (I get various german mirrors). So I asked around and Jan suggested the setup of Gladiac, but it didn’t want to fly for me. So I continued experimenting and went to Luwdig for some firewall advise. And his suggestion was much simpler: using pcnet. So my kvm call looks like this now:
qemu-kvm -net user,hostname=factory-pc -net nic,model=pcnet -drive ....
Now I have about the full performance – and I’m ten steps closer to automating bootchart generation of daily factory 🙂
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