NOVA, NUL, snapshotting

Sartakov A. Vasily sartakov at
Tue Oct 1 16:19:02 CEST 2013


> > Is that enough? What should I do with mappings (NPT in particular
> > caused me questions), devices?
> ... you need to save and restore device state. Jacek Galowicz has
> implemented this already. For a short overview of what he did check:

I understand that issue. But I do not understand how multiboot/vbios part works. Can you explain me what happens from 
handle_cpu_init ( to main function (or __start ) of munich. I.e. in range from message "reset CPU state" and first console message of Munich. 
I do not need full detailed description, just main idea. 
I stuck on very early stage of VM booting. I see intensive messaging of VBios, Lapic, RTC, Serial, I have got several traps (I count svm_invalid trap), but I seriously do not see the reason, the code that trigger traps. 

> I understand the VMM-specific code will be published at some point.
> > What is the cpu state in receive function of vbios_multiboot? Is it
> > a beginning state of VM, when the Munech is uploaded?
> This function is called whenever some code issues int 19h to (re)start
> the BIOS boot procedure. Initially this is called by the vBIOS itself.
> I am not sure what you mean with your second question.
> Julian

Sartakov A. Vasily
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