Additional information, still seeking some pointers/guidance as to how
to determine virtio is being used…
I configured a VM to use block device with if=virtio (create a 1GB
disk using DD)
I exported this disk to the VM and am now doing scp from host to the
guest after creating partition/mkfs.
I created another 1GB disk and export it as a IDE disk. I use the same
scp command from host to guest after creating partition/mkfs.
I am trying to determine if my block IO is indeed using virtio in the
Empirically, I observe that with if=virtio, the throughput is about
30% more (in terms of mbps) and time taken is about 40% less than
for the case where I passed the disk as a IDE disk.
My scp happens over virbr0 interface (and currently I am not concerned
if networking is using virtio)
How do I confirm that virtio is being used? Are there any debugs that
I can enable to do that.
I am using ubuntu server (2.6.38-8) as host and ubuntu (2.6.24-29)
client as guest.