Sat, 14 Oct 2006

Lhype: The Little Hypervisor That Couldn't

Late this week I finally got lhype to boot to the shell prompt. Now I have a bundle of more-fixmes-than code; here is the exchange:
From: 	Rusty Russell
To: 	Jeremy Fitzhardinge
Subject: Re: Lhype now boots!
Date: 	Fri, 13 Oct 2006 11:49:37 +1000

On Thu, 2006-10-12 at 11:13 -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Rusty Russell wrote:
> > Current lack of features include:
> > 1) Console doesn't actually allow input.
> > 2) All pte ops flush entire shadow page tables, every time.
> > 3) Guest pages are locked into host ram.
> > 4) Host clocksource and other useful things need to be implemented.
> > 5) Code not SMP safe: host must be UP.
> > 6) No devices supported.
> >   
> So what can you do?

Do?  DO?  What can you DO?

Watch the cpu usage of kernel thread representing the host domain as it
boots!  Gaze at the paravirtualized wonder of the sash prompt in all its
glory!  Hit ^C and watch the domain die! 

Get away from me with your "feature creep" attitude!
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