[CentOS] virtualization on the desktop a myth, or a reality?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 21:44:58 UTC 2011

On 3/3/2011 3:17 PM, Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Thursday, March 03, 2011 03:55:48 pm Les Mikesell wrote:
>> But you can usually run the one that is picky as the host OS and the
>> other(s) virtualized.
> You really don't know what you're talking about in this case, Les.  The specific machine that I'm talking about needs access to Harrison Mixbus on OS X with iZotope Alloy, Ozone, and Spectron as AudioUnits, and also access to Ardour (soon Mixbus, once I get some things squared) on Linux with certain specialized LV2 plugins for special tasks.  Both environments are time critical.  There is also clock sync to outboard processing gear; I'm talking realtime on both OS'es, and virtualization is not a workable option, at least as long as hard realtime under a VM isn't possible.  If the iZotope plugins would work as VST's under Linux in a reliable manner I could remove at least part of my need for OS X; well, and once Melodyne for Windows can run under Crossover (haven't tried; don't know).  But I still do analysis in Spectre, and that's OS X-only.

So there are actually apps that work in Linux that aren't available for 

>> As long as you have access to a network, just connect up a common
>> nfs/samba share from some other machine.
> No.  That specific machine is not networked, to reduce IRQ load.  Every IRQ that can be turned off is turned off.

I'm kind of surprised that a local disk controller would be better in 
that respect than a network card.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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