Paravirtualization Dead? I Didn’t Know It Was Sick

“A friend of mind sent me this link to an entry on Avi Kivity’s
blog, where the KVM maintainer and Linux kernel developer states
(somewhat equivocally) that ‘paravirtualization is dead.’

“It’s a brief entry, fairly matter of fact. Too bad I could
hardly understand a word of it. Neither could my friend. It was one
of those things you know is significant, if only you could grasp
the meaning.

“A couple of e-mails later to settle on a time, and I was on the
phone to Qumranet, where Kivity works, in Israel so I could find
out what the heck he was talking about…”