In this article, we want to provide you with a closer look under the hood of our VirtualBox KVM variant for Linux we just released on GitHub. It replaces the original VirtualBox kernel module with a backend implementation for the KVM hypervisor provided by Linux.
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Today we are announcing the open-source release of our KVM backend for Virtualbox.
The thesis presents modifications to Hedron and an associated runtime system. Together, these components enable the concurrent execution of Hedron-native applications and unmodified foreign applications using Linux programs as an example. This allows to reuse the established toolchains and developing new software for Hedron with them. Furthermore, Linux programs are supported that contain additionally Hedron-native system calls. I call them hybrid applications. This mechanism enables to communicate directly with interfaces of Hedron's runtime environment from foreign applications.