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Changes between Initial Version and Version 4 of Ticket #675


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Timestamp:
2018-01-22T19:51:34Z (9 months ago)
Author:
Jakub Jermář
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  • Ticket #675

    • Property Keywords gsoc18 added
    • Property Summary changed from Implement Xen PV network interface driver to Implement Xen PV network device driver
    • Property Milestone changed from 0.7.1 to
  • Ticket #675 – Description

    initial v4  
    1 Both Linux and Windows [https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Networking#Paravirtualised_Network_Devices support] paravirtualized (PV) network devices when running in Xen fully-virtualized domains (HVM).
     1Implement a native HelenOS driver for Xen PV network device.
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    3 HelenOS might need a Xen PV network device driver if we want to run it in a Xen hosting (e.g. Amazon E2C) and serve some web content (e.g. microkernel.info) to the public from it.
     3 Details::
     4  Xen provides [https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Networking#Paravirtualised_Network_Devices paravirtualized (PV) network devices] to fully-virtualized domains (HVM) in order to enable fast and efficient network communications without the overhead of emulating a real network device.
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    5 More info:
     6  The new driver should be realized as a standalone service which plugs itself into the HelenOS networking stack and implements the network interface card interface in the Xen PV network device specific way.
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     8 What Gains and Benefits will this bring?::
     9  HelenOS might need a Xen PV network device driver if we want to run it in a Xen hosting (e.g. Amazon E2C) and serve some web content (e.g. microkernel.info) to the public from it.
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     11 Difficulty::
     12  medium to high
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     14 Required skills::
     15  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.
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     17 Documentation::
    718  * [https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/PV_on_HVM PV on HVM] Linux PV drivers on HVM
    819  * [https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Windows_GplPv GPL PV drivers for Windows]
     20  * [http://www.helenos.org/doc/helnet.pdf HelenOS NICF documentation]
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     22 Possible mentors::
     23  HelenOS Core Team, Jakub Jermar