Posts Tagged ‘kvm’

Booting a compressed FreeBSD system using TFTP inside KVM

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Over the years, we have performed some experiments at Kumina to run the FreeBSD operating system inside KVM. The main problem with FreeBSD was the lack of proper virtio drivers. Whereas a Linux virtual machine is capable of using low-overhead device drivers to communicate with its host operating system, FreeBSD simply used its Intel ATA and Realtek NIC drivers, which gives suboptimal performance. As of recently FreeBSD gained support for virtio, renewing our interest in testing FreeBSD. What makes our setup a bit more complicated, is that we want to be able to boot a FreeBSD recovery image using TFTP exclusively.


Another job opening

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Kumina is again looking for a new full-time junior systems administrator per July or August 2011. Are you the person we’re looking for?

We’re looking for someone who…

  • … doesn’t quit when the going gets tough
  • … has an interest in system maintenance
  • … is comfortable with responsibility
  • … wants to go the extra mile if that results in higher quality of the end-product
  • … is versatile and wants to learn new things all the time
  • … can work with a team, but not necessarily in a team

Linux knowledge is not necessarily required, if you’re willing to learn fast. You can find info about what we do on our website. Some keywords:

We’re looking for a full-time employee starting July or August 2011. Interested? Send your resumé and an introductory letter to!