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5.2. Virtio and vhost_net

The following diagram demonstrates the involvement of the kernel in the Virtio and vhost_net architectures.
Virtio and vhost_net architectures

Figure 5.1. Virtio and vhost_net architectures

vhost_net moves part of the Virtio driver from the user space into the kernel. This reduces copy operations, lowers latency and CPU usage.