PVH Technical Deep Dive, George Dunlap, Citrix
PVH is a new guest type that is designed to take the best features of both PV and HVM guests. This talk will be a technical deep-dive: explaining exactly which features of HVM and PV guests are used, and which ones are discarded, and why. The primary goal will be to inform developers about the details of PVH to make it easier for them to interact with the code.
Senior Engineer, Citrix Systems UK Ltd.
George Dunlap worked with the Xen project while a graduate student at the University of Michigan before receiving his PhD in 2006. He has done work in many areas of Xen, including performance analysis, scheduling, and memory management. He was "release coordinator" for Xen's recent 4.3 release, a role he will be continuing for 4.4. He writes technical articles for the xenproject.org blog, including one describing in detail the Intel SYSRET vulnerability, and has had articles published in... Read More →
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