Facilitating the Development of Soft Devices

  title={Facilitating the Development of Soft Devices},
  author={Andrew Warfield and Steven Hand and Keir Fraser and Tim Deegan},
  booktitle={USENIX Annual Technical Conference, General Track},
Device-level interfaces in operating systems present a very useful cut-point for researchers to experiment with new ideas. By virtualizing these interfaces, developers can create soft devices, which are used in the same way as normal hardware devices, but provide extra functionality in software. Recent years have shown this approach to be of considerable interest: a few examples of block device extension include the addition of intrusion detection systems to disk interfaces [1], the development… CONTINUE READING
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