Compatability with FreeBSD Ports [debian package tools]

Johannes Hofmann Johannes.Hofmann at
Fri Aug 19 03:23:23 PDT 2005

Gabriel Ambuehl <gaml at xxxxxx> wrote:
> As I said, in such setups you probably don't even want them to run in
> the same address space. If you got goobs of memory and CPU, the security
> aspect is well worth the few percent performance hit of running it
> inside Xen or something similar and once we get hardware virtualization
> in commodity X86 chip it will be even more important to be able to do it.

I don't understand what this has to do with Xen or similar approaches. 
Every process has it's own address space anyway. And if there 
are local root exploits, they need to be fixed, just as security flaws 
that might exist in Xen or whatever. Just the fact that Xen enables you 
to run several operating system instances does not increase security. 

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