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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen and Vanderpool

On Wednesday 16 February 2005 06:24 am, Steven Hand wrote:
> > On Wednesday 16 February 2005 03:39 am, Steven Hand wrote:
> > > 
> > > >Has any testing of Xen using Vanderpool Technology been done?
> > > 
> > > Yes - works just fine. We can currently support an unmodified 
> > > Linux kernel with fully virtualized devices, etc. 
> > > 
> > > YMMV getting your hands on a VT-x box though - they're not 
> > > widely available just yet. 
> > 
> > This is encouraging! Is AMD implementing Vanderpool or something else?
> AMD has announced a technology called Pacifica which is likely to 
> be similar to VT (i.e. it's targeted at the same space), but there
> are no public documents or release timescales as yet. I think they
> had alluded to Q405 at some point, and yesterday at LinuxWorld some
> reports claim Q205, but don't think there's an "official" release
> date. 

Yes. I saw the release but was unable to locate any technical docs.
My question about Intel/Vanderpool was prompted by printing out and
reading the preliminary Vanderpool specs.

Is the Vanderpool-based VM monitor code OS-specific or will the code
that you have run Linux with work for other operating systems?

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