Virtualization and Fault Handling

By Mark Hermeling

Mark Hermeling In several of my previous posts I have written about the fact that embedded virtualization has low overhead, maintains determinism and all that good stuff. I have also written about some of the benefits of virtualization due to partitioning, scalability and such.

However, there is one aspect of virtualization that gets little 'air time' and that is the fact that there the hypervisor really is a nice, lean, partitioned management layer of your multicore (or single core) hardware.

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