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Re: [Xen-devel] pvgrub2 is merged

On Wed, 2013-11-13 at 19:25 +0100, Vladimir 'Ï-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
> On 13.11.2013 17:36, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > On Sat, 2013-11-09 at 21:52 +0100, Vladimir 'Ï-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
> > wrote:
> >> Hello, all. pvgrub2 has just became part of upstream grub as ports 
> >> i386-xen and x86_64-xen.
> >> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/grub.git
> > 
> > I was just talking to some folks here and we thought this might make an
> > interesting topic for a talk at fosdem e.g. in the virt and iaas room.
> > http://lists.xen.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2013-10/msg01824.html
> > http://www.xenproject.org/about/events/viewevent/74-fosdem-2014-virtualization-and-iaas-devroom.html
> > 
> > I guess you have some interesting war stories from doing a pv port and
> > all the kexec/launching stuff?
> > 
> Yes, I can give a talk. Even though it's not clear to me what yet what
> the contents will be.

AFAICT you did this port with only a pretty minimal amount of input from
Xen developers, xen-devel, etc which is pretty impressive. I thought you
might have some interesting insights into some of the murkier corners of
the Xen PV architecture, things that were easier/harder than expected,
perhaps some general thoughts or advice on doing a PV OS port etc.

>  Does giving a talk gives right to stay at student
> campus there? (it's the case for some conferences but not all)

I can't find the reference but I seem to remember seeing somewhere that
fosdem offer neither travel not accommodation subsidies.

Also, this is a devroom rather than main track. When I've given a
devroom talk in the past it was never suggested to me, but I also never


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