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RE: [Xen-devel] Documentation For Writing a Split Driver

  • To: "Ryan Riley" <rileyrd@xxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 14:57:49 -0000
  • Delivery-date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 06:57:53 -0800
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>
  • Thread-index: AcdRzuLNVpsYZBbbRwCgr0D2aWJTSgAC97zA
  • Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] Documentation For Writing a Split Driver

> I've spent the last few weeks digging around in Xen code and old
> documentation to produce my own simple split driver for 3.0.4-2 to
> handle some logging stuff that I'm doing.  In the process, I quickly
> discovered that the Wiki documentation for adding a new driver to Xen
> a little lacking.  Is there any interest in me documenting any/all of
> the following and contributing it?
> -Creating a backend/frontend skeleton driver and adding it to the
> -Modifying xend and xm to initialize the XenStore for it.  (and hence
> get the probe functions to be called)
> -Setting up event channels
> -Setting up a ring buffer
> -Sharing memory pages between domains (basically the grant tables)

"yes please" to all of the above!

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