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Re: [Xen-devel] mini-guest io emulation
- To: "Keir Fraser" <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- From: "Mark Ryden" <markryde@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 14:01:10 +0200
- Cc: Ian Pratt <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-devel <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Nakajima, Jun" <jun.nakajima@xxxxxxxxx>
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In this occasion, may I ask : what is the puprpse of the mini-os (under extras
in the Xen tree) ? What is its usages ?
Can soembody say 3-4 sentences about xen mini-os?
On 3/13/06, Keir Fraser <Keir.Fraser@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 13 Mar 2006, at 05:04, Nakajima, Jun wrote:
> > For the "mini guest", I think it could be much easier if we
> > substantially strip down xenlinux rather than adding (eventually) a lot
> > of stuff to the current mini-os, mainly because we need probably a
> > multi-threaded run-time environment, scheduler, memory allocator, event
> > handling, drivers such as xenbus/netfront/blkfront, etc. At least, I
> > think we can use xenlinux as the development platform. For example,
> > implement the qemu-dm as a driver adding the infrastructure required
> > (e.g. small in-kernel glibc).
> This sounds sensible. At least it allows ioemu development in parallel
> with mini-os development.
> -- Keir
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