On 2/25/08, Alan <alan(a)clueserver.org> wrote:
> > the context here might make this question inappropriate, but i
> > installed f9 alpha inside virtualbox in two different ways, with only
> > one difference -- whether the all-encompassing root file system was
> > encrypted or not.
> > within virtualbox, the encrypted VM is *waaaaay* slower than the
> > unencrypted one. should i expect the same performance difference
> > regular hard disk installs? just curious. i expected a difference
> > but this is *hugely* noticeable and almost unusable.
> That sounds like an artifact of virtualbox. I am using full disk
> encryption on F9 alpha and I am seeing little, if any, slowdown. Maybe
> 64-bit helps.
Same here, on i686.
As a side note, I have run VMWare with and without the hardware
virtualization. It DOES make a difference. I do not know if VirtualBox
uses the hardware virtualization. If it does not, it should.