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Re: [Xen-devel] Virtualization project idea

To: James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, pasik@xxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Virtualization project idea
From: Dhananjay Goel <dhananjaygoel123@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:37:49 +0530
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Hi James/Pasi,

But I'm not sure if it supports sharing USB devices across VMs (host and guest) i.e. if I plug in a flash drive then it would detect in both host and guest and I'd be able edit files from all VMs rather than mounting and unmounting everytime from 1 VM to other.

Please let me know your thoughts on it.


On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 4:28 AM, James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi there!
> First I'd like to say that XEN plaform is really cool and awesome.
> I'm an engineering student and is searching for a feasible project in
> virtualization. I'd like to know if its possible to share USB devices
> drive, hard disk, mouse, keyboards etc) across guests and host (VMs).
Also, do
> you have any idea to extend it? Or any innovative idea so that we can
> implement it.
> I'd appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.

Further to what Pasi said, I have partially ported the backend interface
and can hand you the code if you want. It's probable a bit stale vs the
current kernels and leaks memory under some circumstances but is
probably better than starting from scratch.


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