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VirtualBox SF Driver Ejected From The Linux 5.4 Kernel

Merged to the mainline Linux kernel last week was a driver providing VirtualBox guest shared folder support with the driver up to now being out-of-tree but important for sharing files between the host and guest VM(s). While the driver was part of Linux 5.4-rc7, Linus Torvalds decided to delete this driver on Tuesday.

13 November 2019 - Shared Folder Support - 15 Comments
SUSE Continues Working On Linux Core Scheduling For Better Security

SUSE and other companies like DigitalOcean have been working on Linux core scheduling to make virtualization safer particularly in light of security vulnerabilities like L1TF and MDS. The core scheduling work is about ensuring different VMs don't share a HT sibling but rather only the same VM / trusted applications run on siblings of a core.

11 November 2019 - Core-Scheduling For Virtualization - 3 Comments
"VIRTME" Revised For Virtualized Linux Kernel Testing

The "VIRTME" project was started years ago as a set of simple tools for running a virtualized Linux kernel that uses the host distribution or basic root file-system rather than a complete Linux distribution image. There hasn't been a new release of VIRTME in years but that changed on Thursday.

11 October 2019 - VIRTME - 1 Comment
Linux's KVM Sees Patches For RISC-V Support

In continuation of the article last week how the RISC-V Linux kernel support has been maturing and various missing gaps filled in, another feature just arrived in patch form: support for KVM virtualization.

30 July 2019 - Linux + KVM + RISC-V - 5 Comments
Linux Kernel Looks To Remove 32-bit Xen PV Guest Support

Coming soon to a kernel near you could be the removal of 32-bit Xen PV guest support as better jiving with Xen's architectural improvements and more of the Linux/open-source community continuing to shift focus to 64-bit x86 with trying to finally sunset 32-bit x86.

17 July 2019 - Xen 32-bit PV Guest - 22 Comments
Linux 5.3 Ready To Support Linux Guests On ACRN

Back in March 2019 when Intel announced Sound Open Firmware, they also announced ACRN as a small footprint hypervisor intended for real-time and safety-critical use-cases. Now with Linux 5.3 this IoT-focused hypervisor can handle Linux guests on the ACRN hypervisor.

9 July 2019 - ACRN Hypervisor - Add A Comment
Jailhouse 0.11 Hypervisor Brings New CPU Support, Spectre V2 Mitigation For ARM

The past several years Siemens and others have been working on Jailhouse as a Linux-based partitioning hypervisor for bare metal appliances. Their previous release was all the way back during last year's Oktoberfest and now with construction for this year's fest kicking off at the wiesn, the developers happen to be releasing their next version of Jailhouse.

8 July 2019 - Jailhouse 0.11 - Add A Comment

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