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Google Working On Making VirtIO-GPU More Extensible

Google Chrome OS engineers are working on making Linux's VirtIO-GPU driver more extensible. The VirtIO-GPU driver has been modeled around the Virgl protocol for handling 3D within guest virtual machines but with a new context type addition they aim to support additional protocols.

26 August 2021 - VirtIO Context Type - 12 Comments
RISC-V Developers Continue Working On KVM Support

Going on for more than one year now is the effort for supporting KVM virtualization with the RISC-V architecture, which is very much important for RISC-V processors to be able to eventually take lift in the server space. The KVM RISC-V enablement work is now up to its nineteenth revision but not yet clear if it's ready for mainlining.

27 July 2021 - KVM RISC-V - 8 Comments
VirtIO-GPU/Graphics Support Is Improving In QEMU But Slowly

There continues a lot of work going into Virgl for 3D guest acceleration with the open-source Linux virtualization stack as well as most recently Vulkan driver activity. However, much of that work driven by Google these days is focused on Chrome OS with "Crosvm" rather than the venerable QEMU.

22 May 2021 - 3D Virtualization - 4 Comments
Linux 5.13 Bringing Code For Intel SGX Within KVM Guests

Linux 5.11 brought mainline support for Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) after a lengthy mainlining process. Building off that SGX enclaves support in the mainline kernel more recently has been support for SGX with KVM virtualization and now for mainline Linux 5.13 that guest-side support is landing for KVM guests.

26 April 2021 - Software Guard Extensions - Add A Comment
Intel's Project ACRN To Upstream More Code With Linux 5.12

Announced nearly three years ago by Intel was the ACRN reference hypervisor framework intended for IoT/embedded use-cases with real-time capabilities and safety-critical computing. More of the kernel bits to this "Big Little Hypervisor for IoT Development" are set to see mainline with the imminent Linux 5.12 kernel cycle.

10 February 2021 - ACRN Hypervisor - Add A Comment
Bareflank 2.1 Released As The Last Before A Major Rework To This Open-Source Hypervisor

Bareflank is an open-source Linux hypervisor in development for several years and written around modern C++11/C++14 code and other modern functionality compared to longstanding virtualization hypervisors. Over the past few years it's been picking up many new features while this week Bareflank 2.1 released prior to a major overhaul coming with Bareflank 3.0 that will radically change the codebase.

30 January 2021 - Bareflank 2.1 Hypervisor - 3 Comments

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