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

On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 10:51:04AM -0500, Neil Sikka wrote:
> Wei, based on our discussions, you will review as much as possible before
> leaving for vacation, and have started last Wednesday. Could you please
> share what you are reviewing so I (and anyone else interested) can also
> assist in reviewing it?

What I meant was "when patches are posted to xen-devel I will try to
review as much as possible". There is no patch on xen-devel so I haven't
actually reviewed anything, nor can anyone else who is interested in
getting it work review anything.

What I started last Wednesday was refactoring some QEMU code (only
renaming files and making QEMU build), so that QEMU 9pfs doesn't just
assume it is using virtio transport. I didn't mean I started review

Further discussion should go to xen-devel. There is definitely a need to
get input from wider community to better coordinate this work.


> As you said, the front/back end negotiation protocols need to be designed
> and agreed upon, and we can start that now in parallel with the code review.
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Linda <lindaj@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi Wei,
> >
> > On 11/19/2015 8:03 AM, Wei Liu wrote:
> >
> >> On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 09:55:00AM -0500, Neil Sikka wrote:
> >>
> >>> Is there any documentation about planned interfaces and API contracts for
> >>> people building around the virtio/9pfs layers? For example, while this is
> >>>
> >> I assume that you're interested in getting 9pfs to work but don't care
> >> much about how it is made to work? I ask because I'm a bit confused by
> >> the notion of "virtio/9pfs" because what Linda did wasn't based on
> >> virtio transport.
> >>
> > A clarification:  If you mean the virtio 9pfs transport, my code is based
> > on that, and sits on top of it.
> >
> >
> >> still getting debugged/checked in, in order to build DomU support for
> >>> these
> >>> devices, the expected API contracts/interfaces would need to be known.
> >>>
> >>> I'm not sure I get your question. What do you mean by "build DomU
> >> support"? What kind of DomU support needs insider knowledge of how 9pfs
> >> is setup? Are you talking about your own management stack that starts
> >> VM?
> >>
> >> Wei.
> >>
> >>
> >
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