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Date:	Wed, 22 Oct 2008 18:25:36 -0700
From:	"Andrew Grover" <>
To:	"Michael Chang" <>
Subject: Re: linux/vmxnet

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 2:57 PM, Michael Chang
<> wrote:
> 1)Is vmxnet opensource. Where can I find its source.

The vmxnet driver is labeled Vmware Confidential. I got its source by
looking in the VmwareTools tgz. It's not open source so basically game
over. Why not try KVM or Xen?

> 2)Once vmxnet is in linux kernel, what changes we need to implement in
> physical ethernet driver on host to make it work with vmxnet OR "any
> other virtualization".

VMWare, Xen, and KVM all have different interfaces for paravirtualized
net and block drivers.

> 3) Any other info will be appreciated.

Google "virtio".

Regards -- Andy
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