Jailhouse v0.1 Released As A Basic Hypervisor For Linux
Nearly one year ago we wrote about the announcement of Jailhouse as a new Linux hypervisor and after being in development all of this time they have announced their first release that comes with the necessary features to properly support Intel x86 CPUs.
Jailhouse is a partitioning hypervisor for Linux that with v0.1 supports all needed features for Intel x86 CPUs. Jailhouse can take full advantage of VT-d DMA, etc. This work has been spearheaded by Siemens. Here's the proper description via the Jailhouse project site:
Jailhouse is a partitioning Hypervisor based on Linux. It is able to run bare-metal applications or (adapted) operating systems besides Linux. For this purpose it configures CPU and device virtualization features of the hardware platform in a way that none of these domains, called "cells" here, can interfere with each other in an unacceptable way.
Jailhouse 0.1 was announced this morning on the kernel mailing list. The source code to this new Linux hypervisor is available via GitHub.
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