Switching device drivers without rebooting
Posted Oct 11, 2009 21:35 UTC (Sun) by rwmj
In reply to: Infrastructure unification in the block layer
Parent article: Infrastructure unification in the block layer
This is wanted (but not implemented AFAIK) for virtualization. The idea is that the guest is
running, say, an emulated IDE or SCSI device, and then you install virtio drivers which somehow
transparently take over the existing device.
Such a feature is common already in commercial hypervisors (eg. VMWare tools does it).
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