Advanced Virtualization Techniques for FAUmachine

Date Added: Jan 2011
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This paper presents advanced virtualization techniques used to implement the virtual PC FAUmachine. The authors created a just-in-time compiler that can transform kernel mode code into code suitable for direct execution within a user mode simulator. This approach allows the efficient virtualization of standard PC hardware. To improve the performance of the simulator, the authors developed a small host kernel modification that simplifies system call redirection to the virtual machine. These approaches are described in detail and their performance is evaluated.