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Re: [Xen-devel] Virtualization project idea

To: James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Virtualization project idea
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 19:58:19 +0300
Cc: Dhananjay Goel <dhananjaygoel123@xxxxxxxxx>, xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 08:58:25AM +1000, James Harper 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
> (flash
> > 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.

James: Please post your backend patch! I'll take a look if noone
else has time to look at it.

-- Pasi

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