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Re: Possible ports

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Possible ports
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 01:13:26 +0200
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Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko, le Tue 30 Mar 2010 00:39:31 +0200, a 
écrit :
> 6) Paravirtualized environments are often used for security reasons. In
> this context it's preferable to have a bootloader inside virtual machine
> rather than outside. Some paravirtualized environments are carbon copy
> of some real machines. Those need no special support but other platforms do
> Interesting platforms: xen
> Interesting ISAs: i386, x86_64, ppc, ia64

It is worth noting that in the case of Xen, GRUB1 was already ported and
is called "PV-GRUB" in the Xen source, so much of that work could be
re-used (in particular the kexec mechanism to switch from the GRUB PV
guest to the booted PV kernel).


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