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Changes between Version 8 and Version 9 of Ticket #674


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Timestamp:
2018-01-23T08:33:06Z (5 weeks ago)
Author:
Jakub Jermář
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  • Ticket #674 – Description

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    66  Virtio network device (virtio-net) is currently supported by KVM and !VirtualBox.
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    8   The new driver should be realized as a PCI device driver which plugs itself into the HelenOS Device Driver Framework (DDF) and networking stack, and implements the network interface card interface in the virtio-net specific way.
     8  The new driver should be realized as a PCI device driver which plugs itself into the HelenOS Device Driver Framework (DDF) and networking stack, and implements the network interface card interface (NICF) in the virtio-net specific way.
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    1010 What Gains and Benefits will this bring?::
    11   HelenOS might need a virtio network device driver if we want to run it in a KVM-based hosting (e.g. Google Compute Engine) and serve some web content (e.g. microkernel.info) to the public from it.
     11  HelenOS might need a virtio network device driver if we want to run it in a KVM-based hosting (e.g. Google Compute Engine) and serve some web content (e.g. microkernel.info or even self-host helenos.org) to the public from it.
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    1313 Difficulty::
     
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    1616 Required skills::
    17   A successful applicant will have good skills of programming in the C language and the ability to learn and use HelenOS specific I/O functions. A successful applicant should have a fair understanding of the workings of the networking stack and the NICF too.
     17  A successful applicant will have good skills of programming in the C language and the ability to learn and use HelenOS specific I/O functions. A successful applicant should have a fair understanding of the workings of the networking stack and the DDF and NICF too.
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    1919 Documentation::