VMWare and other PC emulation/virtualization software (doesn't matter if they make use of "hardware supported VMM" in Intel and AMD CPUs) generally have the following properties that make them a bad choice to run if performance is benchmarked:

Of course, if you're planning to deploy FreeBSD on VMWare, it makes sense to do benchmarking on the target configuration. If not, and if using VMWare is unavoidable, please make a note saying "benchmarked under VMWare x.y" or similar in your benchmark results / mailing list posting / web page / etc.

WhyNotBenchmarkUnderVMWare (last edited 2011-01-25 15:28:38 by IvanVoras)