> Since VT enabled processors are on their way out to the real world, this
> question is VERY, VERY interesting.
> Is there any info the Xen Gurus could share with us (Ian, William,
> Antoni, et al.)?
The question I had no answer since the beginning is how will Windows be
able to use display (Graphic card) while in domU?
Will it be the "owner" of the PCI/AGP card? Or wil it have a "fake" card
that is then bridged by Xen to the real one when asked?
Or will I need 2 Graphic cards in the same machine?
Yeah I am also interested in an answer to this question.
As I understand, the main drivers that I have yet heard of xen
supporting are net, block device and USB. For allowing the domU access
to graphics card, one will have to write front end and back end for the
VGA driver. Has anyone already written this?
Jec, if you are worried about using special features of the graphics
card in domU instances, then I am afraid that will be difficult (please
correct me if I am wrong in this). As I understand it, if the access to
graphics hardware is going to be through front/back design, then the
domU front end driver will be very generic and won't give access to all
special features of native graphics card.
My interest in this topic is from the driver design point of view.
Otherwise I understand that Xen's priority is virtualization in
enterprise environment and not game playing on desktop.