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C file hypercalls.c 9281 bytes
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C file lg.h 8472 bytes
C file lguest_user.c 11945 bytes
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C file segments.c 7965 bytes

  1 Welcome, friend reader, to lguest.
  2 
  3 Lguest is an adventure, with you, the reader, as Hero.  I can't think of many
  4 5000-line projects which offer both such capability and glimpses of future
  5 potential; it is an exciting time to be delving into the source!
  6 
  7 But be warned; this is an arduous journey of several hours or more!  And as we
  8 know, all true Heroes are driven by a Noble Goal.  Thus I offer a Beer (or
  9 equivalent) to anyone I meet who has completed this documentation.
 10 
 11 So get comfortable and keep your wits about you (both quick and humorous).
 12 Along your way to the Noble Goal, you will also gain masterly insight into
 13 lguest, and hypervisors and x86 virtualization in general.
 14 
 15 Our Quest is in seven parts: (best read with C highlighting turned on)
 16 
 17 I) Preparation
 18         - In which our potential hero is flown quickly over the landscape for a
 19           taste of its scope.  Suitable for the armchair coders and other such
 20           persons of faint constitution.
 21 
 22 II) Guest
 23         - Where we encounter the first tantalising wisps of code, and come to
 24           understand the details of the life of a Guest kernel.
 25 
 26 III) Drivers
 27         - Whereby the Guest finds its voice and become useful, and our
 28           understanding of the Guest is completed.
 29 
 30 IV) Launcher
 31         - Where we trace back to the creation of the Guest, and thus begin our
 32           understanding of the Host.
 33 
 34 V) Host
 35         - Where we master the Host code, through a long and tortuous journey.
 36           Indeed, it is here that our hero is tested in the Bit of Despair.
 37 
 38 VI) Switcher
 39         - Where our understanding of the intertwined nature of Guests and Hosts
 40           is completed.
 41 
 42 VII) Mastery
 43         - Where our fully fledged hero grapples with the Great Question:
 44           "What next?"
 45 
 46 make Preparation!
 47 Rusty Russell.

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