I meant running Minix or other toy/research OS under a hypervisor like XEN or KVM that supports IOMMU so Minix could manage a piece of the real hardware like a network card. Such OS can implement complex network protocols or WIFI drivers isolating the rest of the system from bugs there.
I hope such setups would be more widespread allowing once again small teams or even a single person to try new OS ideas against latest hardware.
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