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The RISC-V Instruction Set Manual, Volume II: Privileged Architecture , riscv-priv-1.10 2017/05/07

5 Hypervisor Extensions, Version 0.0

This chapter is a placeholder for RISC-V hypervisor support with an extended S-mode.

The privileged architecture is designed to simplify the use of classic virtualization techniques, where a guest OS is run at user-level, as the few privileged instructions can be easily detected and trapped.