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Re: [Xen-devel] Questioning the Xen Design of the VMM

To: Al Boldi <a1426z@xxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Questioning the Xen Design of the VMM
From: Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 10:10:11 +0100
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On 7/8/06 4:01 pm, "Al Boldi" <a1426z@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The Xen project caught my attention on LKML discussing hypervisors, so I took
> a look at Xen and read the README, where it says:
> This install tree contains source for a Linux 2.6 guest
> This immediately turned me off, as I hoped Xen would be a bit more
> transparent, by simply exposing native hw tunneled thru some multiplexed Xen
> patched host-kernel driver.
> I maybe missing something, but why should the Xen-design require the guest to
> be patched?

You can run fully-virtualised guests on VT-x and AMDV hardware these days.

 -- Keir

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