Traveling forward in time to newer operating systems using ShadowReboot

Hiroshi Yamada, Kenji Kono

研究成果: Conference contribution

5 被引用数 (Scopus)

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Operating system (OS) reboots are an essential part of updating kernels and applications on laptops and desktop PCs. Long downtime during OS reboots severely disrupts users' computational activities. This long disruption discourages the users from conducting OS reboots, failing to enforce them to conduct software updates. This paper presents ShadowReboot, a virtual machine monitor (VMM)-based approach that shortens downtime of OS reboots in software updates. ShadowReboot conceals OS reboot activities from user's applications by spawning a VM dedicated to an OS reboot and systematically producing the rebooted state where the updated kernel and applications are ready for use. ShadowReboot provides an illusion to the users that the guest OS travels forward in time to the rebooted state. ShadowReboot offers the following advantages. It can be used to apply patches to the kernels and even system configuration updates. Next, it does not require any special patch requiring detailed knowledge about the target kernels. Lastly, it does not require any target kernel modification. We implemented a prototype in VirtualBox 4.0.10 OSE. Our experimental results show that ShadowReboot successfully updated software on unmodified commodity OS kernels and shortened the downtime of commodity OS reboots on five Linux distributions (Fedora, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Cent, and SUSE) by 91 to 98%.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルVEE 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments
ページ121-130
ページ数10
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013
イベント9th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments, VEE 2013 - Houston, TX, United States
継続期間: 2013 3 162013 3 17

出版物シリーズ

名前VEE 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments

Other

Other9th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments, VEE 2013
国/地域United States
CityHouston, TX
Period13/3/1613/3/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人工知能
  • 計算理論と計算数学

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