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Kernel as Hypervisor: Andrea Arcangeli

Mar 26, 2008, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Marti)

"You're now with Qumranet which is the company behind KVM. Can you briefly tell me about the design of KVM and how that differs from previous virtualization approaches such as Xen and VMware?

"I really like this approach because when you start doing really advanced virtualizations features like swapping the guest memory and swapping different parts of the address space you start using the same algorithms that the normal Linux kernel is using for swapping normal processes and this avoids duplication of algorithms, and when the kernel is optimized to do better swapping the virtual machine gets the same benefits..."

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