eXtensible Versatile hypervISOR

Xvisor is an open source bare-metal monolithic hypervisor, which aims towards providing virtualization solution, which is light-weight, portable, and flexible with small memory foot print and less overhead. It is distributed under GNU Public License (GPLv2).

Posted by Angel on 2012-04-25T04:36:19-04:00

Xvisor has most of the features expected from a modern full-fledged hypervisor, such as: Tree based configuration, Tickless and high resolution timekeeping, Wall-clock for tracking real-time, Threading framework, Host device driver framework, CPU virtualization, Address space virtualization, IO device emulation framework, Pass through hardware access, Dynamic guest creation/destruction, Serial port virtualization, and Management terminal

The ARM port of Xvisor (or Xvisor ARM) supports a wide range of ARM processors namely: ARM9 (Boards: VersatilePB), Cortex-A8 (Boards: Realview-PB-A8), OMAP3 (Boards: BeagleBoard-xM), Cortex-A9 (UP) (Boards: Vexpress-A9), Cortex-A15 (UP) Without VE (Boards: Vexpress-A15), and Cortex-A15 (UP) With VE (Boards: Vexpress-A15)

On real hardware specifically BeagleBoard-xM (OMAP3 @ 600 MHz) we get near native CPU performance (i.e. Native Linux 3.0.4 gives 1120 DMIPS whereas Linux 3.0.4 running as guest on Xvisor ARM gives 960 DMIPS)

Comments are not currently available for this post.