Issue No. 05 - September/October (2008 vol. 6)
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Paul A. Karger , IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center
David R. Safford , IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center
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
D. R. Safford and P. A. Karger, "I/O for Virtual Machine Monitors: Security and Performance Issues," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 6, no. , pp. 16-23, 2008.