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[qvm86-devel] Re: kqemu 1.3.0 compatibility and small bugfix

From: AgBr
Subject: [qvm86-devel] Re: kqemu 1.3.0 compatibility and small bugfix
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 21:48:34 +0400

> A virtualization module (like qvm86) by design runs guest code natively on
> the CPU. This requires privileged access to the CPU, and full control over
> all the CPU/MMU state.
> It doesn't make any difference whether the code to setup these structures
> is run in kernel space or userspace. They're both equally unsafe. Any bugs
> are likely to crash the whole machine.
> If you don't like this risk then the solution is simple: don't use qvm86
> (or kqemu, or any other virtualization software).
> Paul

Why VMWare doesn't use any kernel modules for virtualization?

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