[Rust-VMM] Call for GSoC and Outreachy project ideas for summer 2022

Stefan Hajnoczi stefanha at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 16:26:53 UTC 2022

On Thu, 17 Feb 2022 at 07:08, Alice Frosi <afrosi at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2022 at 6:04 PM Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Dear QEMU, KVM, and rust-vmm communities,
> > QEMU will apply for Google Summer of Code 2022
> > (https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/) and has been accepted into
> > Outreachy May-August 2022 (https://www.outreachy.org/). You can now
> > submit internship project ideas for QEMU, KVM, and rust-vmm!
> >
> > If you have experience contributing to QEMU, KVM, or rust-vmm you can
> > be a mentor. It's a great way to give back and you get to work with
> > people who are just starting out in open source.
> >
> > Please reply to this email by February 21st with your project ideas.
> >
> > Good project ideas are suitable for remote work by a competent
> > programmer who is not yet familiar with the codebase. In
> > addition, they are:
> > - Well-defined - the scope is clear
> > - Self-contained - there are few dependencies
> > - Uncontroversial - they are acceptable to the community
> > - Incremental - they produce deliverables along the way
> >
> > Feel free to post ideas even if you are unable to mentor the project.
> > It doesn't hurt to share the idea!
> >
> I'd like to propose this idea:
> Title: Create encrypted storage using VM-based container runtimes
> Cryptsetup requires root privileges in order to be able to encrypt
> storage with luks. However, privileged containers are generally
> discouraged for security reasons. A possible solution to avoid extra
> privileges is using VM-based container runtimes (e.g crun with libkrun
> or kata-containers) and running inside the Virtual Machine the tools
> for the storage encryption.
> This internship focus on a PoC for integrating and extending crun with
> libkrun in order to be able to create encrypted storage. The initial
> step will focus on creating encrypted images to demonstrate the
> feasibility and the necessary changes in the stack. If the timeframe
> allows it, an interesting follow-up of the first step is the
> encryption of persistent storage using block-based PVCs.
> Language: C, rust, golang
> Skills: containers and virtualization would be a big plus
> I won't put a level but the intern needs to be willing to dig into
> different source codes like crun (written in C), libkrun (written in
> Rust) and possibly podman or other kubernetes/containers projects
> (written in go)
> Mentor: Alice Frosi, Co-mentor: Sergio Lopez Pascual
> Let me know if the idea sounds feasible to you!
Thanks, I have added the idea:


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