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Re: [Xen-devel] Modifying Xen hypervisor... but first some questions :)

To: Jonathon <thejunkjon@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Modifying Xen hypervisor... but first some questions :)
From: Jiang Wang <jwangzju@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 12:59:55 -0500
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I think you can look at XenAccess project. http://doc.xenaccess.org/index.html
They also have a couple of papers for that. You may also use "virtual
machine introspection" as the key words to google.



On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Jonathon <thejunkjon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am currently performing a research project that involves modifying
> the Xen hypervisor to monitor how specific data is being manipulated
> within the VMs.  I've just started looking at the architecture of Xen
> as well as briefly going over some of the source code.  Before I go
> any further though, I'd like to ask a few questions:
> 1) How practical is it for me to implement this? I need to determine
> which exact files are being modified.  My solution does not have to be
> a pure hypervisor-based solution.  I could use paravirtualization to
> inspect the internals of the OS if necessary.
> 2) Has anyone done something similar? and if so, what are some of the
> challenges they've run up against using Xen?
> 3) Besides looking at the Xen wiki, Xen source code, and Xen
> documentation, are there other useful sources I can use?
> Thanks,
> J
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