Chapter 5

Micro-Virtualization

Abstract

Microvirtualization is a new system architecture that uses hardware-virtualization features along with an innovative hypervisor called a Microvisor, to effortlessly hardware-isolate user-initiated activities or software programs operating on an end point.

Keywords

microvirtualization
hardware-virtualization
hypervisor
microvisor
micro-VMs
hypercall interface
Xen hypervisor
micro-Xen
copy-on-write (CoW)
sandboxes
Micro-virtualization is a new system architecture that uses hardware-virtualization features, as offered on current CPUs, along with an innovative hypervisor called a Microvisor, to effortlessly hardware-isolate user-initiated activities or software programs operating on an endpoint. Hardware-isolated ...

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