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NAMEvirtio_blk - VirtIO Block driver
SYNOPSISTo compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:
Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf5:
DESCRIPTIONThe ifconfig device driver provides support for VirtIO block devices.
LOADER TUNABLESTunables can be set at the loader(8) prompt before booting the kernel or stored in loader.conf5.
- hw.vtblk. X .no_ident
These tunables disable retrieving the device identification string from the hypervisor either globally or per-device. The default value is 0.
- hw.vtblk. X .writecache_mode
These tunables determine the write cache mode globally or per-device. The mode can changed only if the ConfigWCE feature is negotiated. Set to 0 for writethrough mode, 1 for writeback mode, and -1 to leave it as-is. The default value is to leave as-is.
SYSCTL VARIABLESThe following variables are available as sysctl(8) variables.
- dev.vtblk. X .writecache_mode
The write cache mode of the device can be either writethrough (0) or writeback (1). If the ConfigWCE feature is negotiated, the write cache mode can be toggled between writethrough and writeback.