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Clarification on Chapter 28, "Dedicated Hypervisor"


Hi there,

In the "Dedicated Hypervisor" section of Chapter 28, there's a diagram that shows a virtualization-aware OS connected directly to the hypervisor, and a non-virtualization-aware OS going through a para-virtualization layer.

However according to the preceding sections, this is backwards - para-virtualization is when the guest and host work together and the guest is virt-aware... non-virt-aware OSes run directly on VT-x and friends...

Please let me know if I'm misunderstanding :) This one has me scratching my head a bit.



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