[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Xen-devel] simple question on frontend network driver and decreasing reservation

On Wed, 1 Sep 2004, Mark Williamson wrote:

> By the way, on an unrelated note, how are you planning on tackling the GUI in 
> Plan 9?  Or are you mainly aiming at backend servers?  

First cut is just an auth server and fossil server and CPU servers. I just 
want them to work at all. For a cpu server, you can drawterm to it from 
Linux and get the full Plan 9 GUI (more or less) while not needing to have 
Plan 9 own graphics hardware. It's the next best thing to being there :-)

I'm hoping to get the frontend block driver next, then dedicate some real 
disk partitons to Plan 9 guests, but we'll see. 

I am hoping against hope that we can find a way in 2.0 to hand over
virtual consoles from DOM0 to Plan 9, but have no idea if that is even
possible. So the graphics thing comes later. But it would be nice to solve 

>I'd like to be able to 
> run Plan 9 but I'm not sure I can dedicate a machine to it (mainly
> because I doubt it would like my hardware).

That's the big goal. I started this project because of the number of 
people who can't run plan 9 on their hardware. It's a spare time thing but 
it has helped me learn a lot about Xen, so it's worth it. 



This SF.Net email is sponsored by BEA Weblogic Workshop
FREE Java Enterprise J2EE developer tools!
Get your free copy of BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1 today.
Xen-devel mailing list



Lists.xenproject.org is hosted with RackSpace, monitoring our
servers 24x7x365 and backed by RackSpace's Fanatical Support®.