[Rust-VMM] Call for Google Summer of Code 2021 project ideas

Stefan Hajnoczi stefanha at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 17:43:52 UTC 2021

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 11:50 AM Andreea Florescu <fandree at amazon.com> wrote:
> On 2/17/21 1:20 PM, Stefan Hajnoczi wrote:
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> > Thanks, I have published the rust-vmm project ideas on the wiki:
> > https://wiki.qemu.org/Google_Summer_of_Code_2021
> Thanks, Stefan!
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> > Please see Sergio's reply about virtio-consoile is libkrun. Maybe it
> > affects the project idea?
> I synced offline with Sergio. It seems I've misread his comment.
> The code is already available in libkrun, and to port it to rust-vmm
> will likely take just a couple of days. We explored the option of also
> requesting to implement VIRTIO_CONSOLE_F_MULTIPORT to make it an
> appropriate GSoC project, but we decided this is not a good idea since
> it doesn't look like that feature is useful for the projects consuming
> rust-vmm. It also adds complexity, and we would need to maintain that as
> well.
> Since it would still be nice to have virtio-console in rust-vmm, I'll
> just open an issue in vm-virtio and label it with "help wanted" so
> people can pick it up.
> Can we remove the virtio-console project from the list of GSoC ideas?


> Also, iul at amazon.com will like to help with mentoring the GSoC projects.
> Can he be added as a co-mentor of: "Mocking framework for Virtio Queues"?


Thanks for getting the rust-vmm mentors together! I'm looking forward
to more Rust virtualization projects :).


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