Inside VMware

How VMware, VirtualPC and Parallels actually work

Michael Steil

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Virtualization is rocket science. In cooperation with the host operating system, VMware takes over complete control of the machine hundreds of times a second, handles pagetables completely manually, and may chose to wire (make-non-pageable) as much memory as it chooses. This talk explains why it still works.

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