[Rust-VMM] [RFC, WIP] rust implementation of ghost-user protocol

Dr. David Alan Gilbert dgilbert at redhat.com
Fri Jan 25 09:31:21 UTC 2019

* Liu Jiang (liuj97 at gmail.com) wrote:
> Hi all,
> 	As we have discussed, community members have showed interests in rust implementation of the ghost-user protocol.

There's a *g*host in your message :-)

> It happens that we are working on implementing ghost-user protocol, but still in very early stage. 
> I think it would be better to share our work with community as early as possible so we could cooperate on the design and implementation. 
> 	The overall idea is to implement a rust crate for vhost-user protocol, and then extends the vhost driver in crosvm/firecracker to add a thin wrapper support both vhost (kernel) and vhost-user backends. The crate is in very early stage which only implements the skeleton and basic commands, so a long todo list:
> 	1) support dirty page log
> 	2) support live migration
> 	3) support IOMMU/IOTLB
> 	4) better documentation
> 	5) more unit test cases
> 	I have hosted the crate at my personal GitHub repository at https://github.com/jiangliu/vhostuser_rs <https://github.com/jiangliu/vhostuser_rs> and hope it could be hosted by the rust-vmm project eventually.
> 	Any comments, suggestions and PRs are welcomed!

Great! I'll have a look at it.


> Thanks,
> Gerry 

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Dr. David Alan Gilbert / dgilbert at redhat.com / Manchester, UK

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