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A formal approach for communication between logically isolated virtual machines

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VMCF, then, is an interface that provides a mechanism to transfer data and communicate between virtual machines. The interface is a software process that is not bound by the external elements of a data processing system. VMCF is localized to a single real CPU running any number of virtual machines and is viewed by the user (programmer) as consisting of certain interface components: • A diagnose instruction to invoke a specific function. • A user parameter list to describe the function. • External interrupts to synchronize the functions. • A message header to describe external interrupts and data transmission characteristics. • User data.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 1 )