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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007927Kali LinuxFeature Requestspublic2023-01-05 04:37
ReporterperfKali Assigned Toarnaudr  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version2022.3 
Summary0007927: Include VMWare PVSCSI driver in Kernel

Since Kali is run in a virtual environment on many occasions, the Paravirtual SCSI driver can improve performance for Kali in virtual environments.

The VMWare Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) driver is not included in the Kali kernel by default.

VMWare's Compatibility Matrix reports that the PVSCSI driver is compatible with Debian 10.x.
Source: [,518,508,396,448,485,428,427,369,429,408,367,338,&deviceCategory=software&details=1&partner=273&keyword=debian&operatingSystems=260&osFamily=2&networking=6&storage=12&page=1&display_interval=10&sortColumn=Partner&sortOrder=Asc&testConfig=16#:~:text=VMware%20Paravirtual%3A-,Supported,VMware%20Paravirtual%20SCSI%20(PVSCSI)%20adapter,-Networking]

Steps To Reproduce

With openvmtools installed, /lib/modules/5.18.0-kali5-amd64/kernel/drivers/scsi does not include pvscsi.ko

Additional Information

VMWare recommends using the PVSCSI driver included in the OS distribution.




2022-09-27 10:39

administrator   ~0016837

Thanks for the suggestion - we can look into this



2022-09-27 10:39

administrator   ~0016838




2023-01-05 04:37

manager   ~0017356

Sorry to reply so late.

Just checked in a 2022.3 install of Kali, the module is present, but apparently not with the exact name that you expected:

find /lib/modules/5.18.0-kali5-amd64 -name 'pvscsi'

I'm going to close this bug then. Feel free to re-open with more details if you think there's still a problem. Thanks!

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-09-18 01:25 perfKali New Issue
2022-09-27 10:39 g0tmi1k Assigned To => arnaudr
2022-09-27 10:39 g0tmi1k Status new => assigned
2022-09-27 10:39 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0016837
2022-09-27 10:39 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0016838
2023-01-05 04:37 arnaudr Note Added: 0017356
2023-01-05 04:37 arnaudr Status assigned => resolved
2023-01-05 04:37 arnaudr Resolution open => fixed