Issue No.05 - September/October (2008 vol.6)
Paul A. Karger , IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center
David R. Safford , IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2008.119
Modern I/O architectures are quite complex, so keeping a virtual machine monitor (VMM), or hypervisor, small is difficult. Many current hypervisors move the large, complex, and sometimes proprietary device drivers out of the VMM into one or more partitions, leading to inherent problems in complexity, security, and performance.
virtual machine monitors, hypervisors, security, I/O performance, I/O security, virtualization
Paul A. Karger, David R. Safford, "I/O for Virtual Machine Monitors: Security and Performance Issues", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.6, no. 5, pp. 16-23, September/October 2008, doi:10.1109/MSP.2008.119