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Method and System for Virtualization of /proc File System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000191244D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Dec-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Dec-23
Document File: 3 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method and system for virtualization of /proc file system is disclosed. The method includes storing each /proc file system associated with a Virtual Machine (VM) of one or more VMs in a common memory. The common memory is interfaced with the one or more VMs via a hypervisor.

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Method and System for Virtualization of /proc File System

Disclosed is a method and system for virtualization of /

proc file system. The method includes

storing each /

proc file system associated with a Virtual Machine (VM) of one or more VMs in a

common memory. Further, the common memory is interfaced with the one or more VMs via a hypervisor for accessing the /

proc file systems.

The method and system disclosed stores each /

proc file system associated with a Virtual

Machine (VM) of one or more VMs in a chunk of the common memory. However, the /

proc file

systems are independent of each other. Further, each chunk of the common memory is associated with a VM ID for identifying a /

proc file system stored in the chunk of the common

memory. The VM ID corresponding to the chunk of the common memory identifies the VM associated with the /

proc file system. As a result, a /

proc file system corresponding to a VM may

be accessed by specifying the VM ID of the VM.

Moreover, each /

proc file system in the common memory is made accessible to an Admin VM

through the hypervisor. The access to the /

proc file systems is provided to the Admin VM for

modifying and controlling the /

proc file systems. Additionally, the access to the /

proc file

systems stored in the common memory is secured by requiring a storage key that is available only to the Admin VM.

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