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Re: [Xen-devel] Are drivers in Dom0 virtualized in any way

On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 12:41 -0400, David Stone wrote:
> That helped a lot, I understand much better now.  Just to be 100%
> certain though, the net result of the details you provided are that
> the physical drivers (not the back drivers) running in Dom0 have not
> been modified from their source as it is in the vanilla linux kernel?

absolutely not. in the contrary case, even ripping them off the kernel
and integrating them into xen, e.g. in order to get rid for some of the
latencies involved by keeping front- and backends in separate address
spaces, would start to look like a viable alternative.

running drivers unmodified is a major design criterion, because
maintenance cost ist a fundamental part of the overall equation.


Daniel Stodden
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