[Rust-VMM] Summer of Code / Outreachy projects

Paolo Bonzini pbonzini at redhat.com
Thu Jan 17 18:21:03 UTC 2019

On 17/01/19 19:07, Cory Maccarrone wrote:
> One suggestion I might make would be a rust-implemented instruction
> emulator for cracking open MMIOs.  Seems useful for VMMs in general to me.

That's part of the plans indeed, but the support for userspace MMIO
emulation is not in upstream KVM yet.


> On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 10:07 AM Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini at redhat.com
> <mailto:pbonzini at redhat.com>> wrote:
>     QEMU would be glad to host projects related to VMMs in Rust as part of
>     Google summer of Code and Outreachy.  This includes all of Firecracker,
>     CrosVM and common infrastructure that could be reused by multiple
>     virtual machine monitors; with my QEMU hat, I would obviously favor the
>     latter :)).
>     An idea could be to migrate Firecracker and CrosVM to the Fuchsia crates
>     that were mentioned early here on the mailing list, and/or implement a
>     sample vhost-user client using whatever standard set of crates are
>     established.  Another possibility is PCI and virtio-pci in Firecracker.
>     Thanks,
>     Paolo
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