[LAU] Audio performance in guest VM (MS-Win) on Linux host

Hans Wilmers hanswil at notam02.no
Sat Aug 10 16:52:00 CEST 2019

there are several possibilities to make the guest OS access USB
peripherals (almost) directly:

USB Redirect
USB Passthrough


I can select USB redirect comfortably using a spice client, and a KVM
virtual machine on another machine - and it works fine even over the

/ Hans

Hans Wilmers
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On 10/08/2019 10:34, bdutta wrote:
> Hi,
> Is anyone aware of any comparative study of various hypervisors (KVM,
> VMware, Virtualbox) running Windows guests, on Linux hosts -- in respect of
> quality of audio software, in terms of latency, jitter, glitches etc. Based
> on my reading, I've understood that accuracy and reliability of the timer
> interrupt available to guest kernel (in VM) should not be expected to be
> equal to same on bare-metal. However, are there some hypervisors
> (workstation oriented), that are better than others in this regard ?
> The question is in context of need to run some Windows software which
> doesn't work well under WINE (even with WineASIO, various recommended WINE
> tricks applied), and I find the need to setup/maintain a dual-boot
> environment too cumbersome, as I do 90% of my work in Linux.
> regards,
> BD
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