Re: Multiple Pre-Launched User VM question
Lonnie Cumberland <lonnie@...>
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Hope that everyone is doing well.
As I do not see a response to the question of "Multiple Pre-Launched" VM's, although I could have missed it, I am still wondering if perhaps 3 or 4 could be run.
For my particular use case, I was investigating the possibility of having, for example, a NAS storage Pre-Launch VM that would basically handle all of the disk and external storage for the whole system such that UserVM and the ServiceVM could map in virtual drives and directories from the Pre-Launch NAS VM. I was also looking into the possibility of having a VPN Pre-Launch VM (Perhaps SoftEther) such that it would provide virtual network adapters to the whole system too.
The idea was to run these independent services as Pre-Launch VM's as it did not really make a lot of sense to have them all included in the ServiceVM because that would just keep creating a larger and larger ServiceVM that would have a number of different servers installed.
Of course, all of this might not be attainable with the current ACRN design, because I am not clear as to if the Pre-Launch VM's act similar to a Separation Kernel to partition off resources and their resources may not be either shareable to the ServiceVM.
Mostly just playing with ideas here and wanted to get some feedback on what ACRN is currently capable of doing and what it is not since the documentation does not particularly address some of these ideas in that it seems to be tightly coupled to some very specific use cases but has the potential for a much wider scope of use.
On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 9:59 AM Geoffroy Van Cutsem <geoffroy.vancutsem@...> wrote: