vkernel & GSoC, some questions
maslanbsd at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 18:14:59 UTC 2008
Aren't we working on a FreeBSD/Xen port ???
I think we don't need a Linux like KVM or DragonFly's vkernel, if we
could run FreeBSD in dom0.
Thank a lot
On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 3:09 AM, Kip Macy <kip.macy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 8:06 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > On 16/03/2008, Robert Watson <rwatson at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > > Another avenue to consider is the Linux KVM virtualization technology, which
> > > is seeing a high level of interest in the Linux community and sounds
> > > increasingly mature and well-exercised. It would also offer interesting
> > > migration benefits for Linux users wanting to try FreeBSD, allowing them to
> > > trivially create new FreeBSD installs under their existing Linux install. We
> > > had an SoC project last year but I'm not sure what the outcome was; it would
> > > be useful to give Fabio a ping and see how things are going. Obviously,
> > > anyone doing this project would need to manage the license issues involved
> > > carefully.
> > Wasn't part of the original KVM idea to support a "hypervisor"
> > interface to a parent, sort of Xen-like, providing interrupt, VM and
> > inter-VM "IPC" hooks?
> > I remember seeing this stuff a while back but for some reason all I
> > read about KVM - outside of what Redhat are doing with it and Xen now
> > - focuses on hardware virtualisation.
> > A BSD-licenced KVM hypervisor + FreeBSD kernel might be an interesting
> > project. I'm pretty sure Rusty wrote a very very lightweight KVM
> > hypervisor as a demonstration which may serve as a starting point for
> > things.
> Nope. It is called lguest, is GPL, IBM has the rights to it and has no
> interest in changing the license.
> Using KVM for architectural ideas while starting from a fresh codebase
> is really the only way to go if you are concerned with licensing.
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So Even If U Need Portability U've To Use Assembly ;-)
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