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Re: [Xen-devel] Taking on a Xen development project


On Fri, Dec 04, 2015 at 03:26:00PM -0500, jtotto@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi,
> We're a team of three fourth-year undergraduate software engineering
> students at the University of Waterloo in Canada.  We're in the process
> of planning for our capstone design project, and are interested in
> contributing to Xen.  Ideally, we'd like to take on a hypervisor/kernel
> hacking project with roughly the same scope as a Google Summer of Code
> project (like the hypervisor or domain support projects described at
> [0]), following a similar timeline (roughly May to August 2016).  We're
> all broadly interested in systems programming in C, and have each had
> relevant academic and internship experiences.
> Each of projects [1-3] currently on the Wiki look interesting, though
> we'd be completely open to others as well.  In particular, we'd be open
> to picking up Ben Catterall's work on HVM x86 deprivileged mode [4].  Do
> any of these projects seem like a good fit in terms of usefulness to the
> community and our timeline?  If so, we'd love to communicate more with
> any maintainers with projects in mind!  We were also hoping to
> familiarize ourselves with the project by addressing some Coverity
> issues, if any are open at the moment.
> Thanks!
> Harley Armstrong, Chester Lin, Joshua Otto
> [0] http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/GSoC_2015
> [1] 
> <http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Development_Projects#Utilize_Intel_QuickPath_on_network_and_block_path.>
> [2] 
> <http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Development_Projects#Introducing_PowerClamp-like_driver_for_Xen>
> [3] 
> <http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Development_Projects#Allowing_guests_to_boot_with_a_passed-through_GPU_as_the_primary_display>
> [4]
> <http://lists.xenproject.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2015-09/msg01550.html>

The powerclamp project has been taken by our Outreachy intern and the
x86 depriveleged project has been taken by Anthony Perard.

I've CC the mentors of the other two projects for you.


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