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Re: [Xen-devel] 9p file system for xen

Hi Linda

On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 10:23:22AM -0700, Linda wrote:
> Hello,
>      I worked this summer as an intern under Julien Grall and Wei Liu.  My
> project was to develop a prototype/proof of concept xen front/back end for
> the 9p file system.  I mostly hacked the virtio 9p system.
>     This project was not complete, at the end of the summer.  Julien said
> that you all wanted to include this in the next release of xen in January,
> and offered to take it over.  I told Julien I wanted to continue working on
> it, which I have been doing, very much in the background.
>     I came upon a bug in my code recently that made me aware that I am not
> clear what the expectation for what I deliver should be: i.e., whether it's
> still a prototype, or whether this should be production software.
>     Right now, I do not modify the toolstack (I never learned how), but
> rather start and pause my guest, and then modify xenstore, manually.   I can
> fix my bug in the same manner, but this will limit the usefulness of what I
> deliver.  To do more will hit up against the limitations of my time and
> knowledge.
>     So please let me know what you're expecting, especially wrt the user
> interface, and when I would need to complete everything for this release.

If I interpret this correctly, you have a prototype that's working? Do
you have your code somewhere?

I think we would still like to include it in next release if possible --
that would require a properly implemented solution, not just a
prototype.  Let's assess the current situation and then decide what to
do next.


> Thank you.
> Linda Jacobson

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