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SubjectRe: [RFC, PATCH 10/24] i386 Vmi descriptor changes
* Zachary Amsden ( 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.

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