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Re: Kernel Panic in 3.7
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Kernel Panic in 3.7
- From: steve_(_dot_)_shockley_(_at_)_shockley_(_dot_)_net
- Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 12:06:16 -0400 (EDT)
On Mon, July 18, 2005 11:31 am, Rico wrote:
> You should not run OpenBSD under VMWare.
> Runing any OS under a product like VMWare makes it hard to trust which
> product is actually causing the errors, incl. kernel panics.
That's ridiculous. Sure, it adds a layer of complexity, but not much more
than using varied hardware.
For example, you could rewrite your statements:
You should not run OpenBSD on PC clones.
Running any OS on a product like PC clones makes it hard to trust which
product is actually causing the errors, incl. kernel panics.
(Which is completely true...)
That said, I've run OpenBSD on GSX 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 on Windows, as well as
ESX 2.1 and 2.5, without any major problems. Some things are annoying
(like using X without their proprietary mouse driver) but no problems.
In fact, at least the mpt driver has VMWare-specific checks, so arguably