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    SubjectRe: [RFC, PATCH 10/24] i386 Vmi descriptor changes
    * Zachary Amsden (zach@vmware.com) wrote:
    > Descriptor and trap table cleanups. Add cleanly written accessors for
    > IDT and GDT gates so the subarch may override them. Note that this
    > allows the hypervisor to transparently tweak the DPL of the descriptors
    > as well as the RPL of segments in those descriptors, with no unnecessary
    > kernel code modification. It also allows the hypervisor implementation
    > of the VMI to tweak the gates, allowing for custom exception frames or
    > extra layers of indirection above the guest fault / IRQ handlers.

    Nice cleanups, VMI or not.

    thanks,
    -chris
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