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Re: [Xen-devel] Virtualization project idea

To: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Virtualization project idea
From: Michal Novotny <minovotn@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 15:50:25 +0200
Cc: Dhananjay Goel <dhananjaygoel123@xxxxxxxxx>, James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On 08/27/2010 03:34 PM, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 06:59:55PM +0530, Dhananjay Goel wrote:
    I don't think USB protocol has been designed for *sharing*.
    I'm pretty certain only one computer/device/VM can use USB device at a
    --Please check:*[1]http://spice-space.org/*They're trying similar thing.

I think SPICE protocol allows you to *transport* (aka connect) single
USB device to single desktop OS. It's not USB sharing.

It's basicly USB-over-IP.. replacing the physical USB cable with IP connection.

-- Pasi

Yeah, I think so. I think this is basically the USB over IP interface which makes the impression of sharing and it even may be called sharing but one device is being still physically connected to one slot/device and not multiple at once.


Michal Novotny<minovotn@xxxxxxxxxx>, RHCE
Virtualization Team (xen userspace), Red Hat

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