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Xen & KVM Come To 64-bit ARM On Linux

Linux Kernel

Published on 01 July 2013 03:23 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The Linux 3.11 kernel that's officially just been under development since last night's 3.10 release will feature support for KVM and Xen virtualization on 64-bit ARM (AArch64) hardware.

While the early AArch64 support has been apart of the Linux kernel for a few releases now, there's still being new functionality brought up. ARM 32-bit has supported Xen/KVM virtualization and now with Linux 3.11 it's been extended to the 64-bit ARM world.

Beyond the Xen/KVM ports for AArch64, the 64-bit ARM architecture now also handles Hugetlbfs and transparent huge-pages. There's also been cache flishing improvements and other fixes.

More details on the Linux 3.11 ARM64 improvements can be found via the mail pull request.

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