[Vm-dev] Windows Subsystem For Linux

Tim Felgentreff timfelgentreff at gmail.com
Mon May 8 05:38:52 UTC 2017

64bit Spur has been working fine for some time on the WSL, the main
limitation I see right now is now no accelerated rendering, sound, or
direct hardware access. But for my day to day use it's been working fine.

A shared memory region could be used by special VM plugins to enable that

Ben Coman <btc at openinworld.com> schrieb am Mo., 8. Mai 2017, 06:58:

> I expect a native LLP64 Windows port is preferable, but I'm following
> WSL developments because there's an outside chance it could offer an
> interim 64-bit Windows VM.
> The idea is to split the VM execution into two parts - a KVM part on
> the Windows side that grabs some framebuffer resource and
> mouse/keyboard events and forwards them via LxBus to the Linux side
> where we already have a working JIT.  The Linux side fills the
> framebuffer that the Windows side displays.
> https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wsl/2016/10/19/windows-and-ubuntu-interoperability/
> Devil is in the details, but this is curious... "A Linux application
> can share part of its virtual address space with an NT application,
> which can then map it."
> https://github.com/ionescu007/lxss/blob/master/The%20Linux%20kernel%20hidden%20inside%20windows%2010.pdf
> Some experiments here...
> https://github.com/ionescu007/lxss
> WSL seems like a great environment to develop & test for a Linux
> production environment while having easy access to corporate tools
> like Word, Excel & Outlook.
> cheers -ben
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