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Legacy Processor and Device Support for Fully Virtualized Systems

Legacy Processor and Device Support for Fully Virtualized Systems
Forschungsthema:L4Ka
Typ:Studienarbeit
Datum:04.10.2007
Betreuer:

Prof. Dr. Frank Bellosa, Jan Stoess

Bearbeiter:Michael Schilli
Links:PDF

Abstract: 

With recent processor extensions the IA-32 architecture became effectively virtualizable. The L4 microkernel already provides the necessary extensions to support Intel's VT-x technology and the Afterburner framework was recently extended to introduce a user level monitor on top of L4. This work proposes two extensions to the existing framework to support legacy processor and devices in a fully virtualized system. The resulting implementation will provide a fully 16-bit compatible execution environment and will allow guest operating systems access to an existing hard disk drive.

BibTex:

@studythesis{schilli07legacyprocessor,
  author = {Michael Schilli},
  title = {Legacy Processor and Device Support for Fully Virtualized Systems},
  type = {Study Thesis},
  address = {System Architecture Group, University of Karlsruhe, Germany},
  month = oct # "~4",
  year = 2007,
  url = {http://i30www.ira.uka.de/teaching/theses/pasttheses/}
}