On Thu, 8 Feb 2018, Denis Obrezkov wrote: > > Good! Please compile Xen for ARM64 and try to boot Xen and Dom0 with it. > > Once you have Xen and Dom0 up and running, you can try to create a small > > guest and start that as well. It will help you setup your build and test > > environments. > > > > To build Xen for ARM64, you can use native compilation inside the > > qemu-system-aarch64 emulation, but it is slow. Otherwise you can use > > chroot and qemu-aarch64-static (the qemu-user aarch64 target, statically > > compiled). For example give a look at: > > > > https://wiki.debian.org/Arm64Qemu > > > > > > The end goal of the project is to be able to boot two domains directly > > from Xen. Typically, Xen boots Dom0, then only once Dom0 is fully up and > > running, a second domain can be created and that is done via the Xen > > tools (xl). However, it is not always necessary to wait until Dom0 is > > fully booted before starting a second guest. In many embedded > > environments, you only have two or three guests in total to deal with. > > It would be better to create them all in parallel directly from Xen. It > > would drastically shorten the boot time. > > > > Device tree is used to describe the hardware available on the platform. > > It comes into play in this project because it is the best way to pass > > the required information to Xen, so that Xen knows it needs to boot a > > second guest in addition to Dom0. > > > > Before we start the main project though, we usually ask candidates to > > send a patch to fix a small issue just to show that they managed to > > setup a dev and test environment correctly. We'll come back with a list > > of potential small issues to fix shortly. > > > > > >> I have also proposed to make a port of xen for qemu-system-riscv (it > >> should be ready in Q2.2018) to people from riscv but I haven't > >> received any answer.Anyway, I would like to work with xen on embedded > >> platforms. > > > > That would be awesome, but I don't think that a project like porting Xen > > to riscv would fit in a GSoC project :-) > Thanks, I will try to do it this weekend. > > Though, I want to note, that I probably won't participate in GSoC if > Google continue their discrimination payment policy. For example, last > year I've made a port of RTEMS for RISC-V and received $3600. At the > same time one of the RTEMS project participants did almost nothing and > was expelled from the program before the final evaluation and > received...$3600. That was unfair! Could you imagine what my fellow > from India felt who made an excellent project and received only $2400. > > P.S. Is xen-project going to participate in Outreachy?
Yes, Xen Project is participating in Outreachy, and this specific Xen on ARM project will also be available there. _______________________________________________ Xen-devel mailing list Xenemail@example.com https://lists.xenproject.org/mailman/listinfo/xen-devel