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Re: [Xen-devel] [Xen-API] Getting into shape for GSOC 2013

On 9 Jan 2013, at 16:12, Wei Liu <Wei.Liu2@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, 2013-01-09 at 15:44 +0000, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
>> On 7 Jan 2013, at 16:39, Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2013-01-07 at 16:27 +0000, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 12:31:23AM +0100, Dario Faggioli wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, 2012-12-19 at 16:44 -0500, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote: 
>>>>>>> c) Ideally I would like to add biography and interest section for
>>>>>>> all our mentors. I can create a wiki template for mentors if it
>>>>>>> helps
>>>> Ideas for GSOC:
>>>> - Support microcode update bundled in with the initrd in Xen.
>>>> Here is the Linux side of it comes out looking:
>>>> http://markmail.org/thread/ewrs7fa66knfwzbo
>>>> - Write Xen PV Architecture Book/Manual/whatever. We have been
>>>> slowly going through the PV architecture and documenting it.
>>>> It would nice to have somebody full-time doing it and asking
>>>> questions. And then the answers would be written in this book.
>>> IIRC the documentation-only project will not be accepted.
>> So turn it into an executable specification and use that to generate
>> fuzz tests as well as documentation.
>> In particular, doing this for more than just hypercalls, but also for
>> the ring protocols (to find bugs in the backend drivers) would be a
>> useful regression harness.  Throw in all the latest additions like
>> multipage rings and various frontend options, and you will certainly
>> shake out a few bugs (I just accidentally found a netback crash that
>> I'm reporting separately).
> Anil could you put this idea on the project list if you're interested. 
> http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Xen_Development_Projects
> We will start polishing the list for GSoC soon.

I put a similar one up a few months ago ("Fuzz testing Xen with Mirage").


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