Design Choices for Utilizing Disk Idleness in a Virtual Machine Environment

@inproceedings{Elango2006DesignCF,
  title={Design Choices for Utilizing Disk Idleness in a Virtual Machine Environment},
  author={Pradheep Elango and Saisuresh Krishnakumaran and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau},
  year={2006}
}
In virtualized environments, an operating system may not have complete knowledge about its resources, as it sees only virtualized forms of physical resources. The Virtual Machine Monitor which has access to the physical resources, however, is not aware of the abstractions of the operating system. In this paper, we discuss how this lack of information can hinder the implementation of certain mechanisms that require both kinds of information. Specifically, we address how information about disk… CONTINUE READING