Hello Everyone,

I am one of the students selected under FreeBSD for Google Summer of Code
this year.

My project was to implement a user-space grant table device for FreeBSD and
add the appropriate bindings for the device in Xen, to enable the qdisk
backends. (More details:
http://akshayjaggi.me/blog/gsoc-freebsd-xen-progress-report/)

The code is right out the oven and cooked enough for testing now, and I
would be glad if some of the community member would want to give it a try.

Instructions for applying the patches:

1) Apply *freebsd_final_flash.patch* to /usr/src on FreeBSD. Buildkernel
and Installkernel.
2) Add *xen_freebsd.patch* to /usr/ports/sysutils/xen-tools/files/, and
bind it to be applied in /usr/ports/sysutils/xen-tools/Makefile. Make and
Make install.

Reboot and play! Change the backendtype to qdisk in the domain
configuration files, and test. :)

Meanwhile, I am working on getting my work pushed into FreeBSD, and once
the gntdev device is ready on FreeBSD, I'll push the necessary bindings in
Xen.


Happy Testing!


Cheers and Regards,
Akshay Jaggi

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