Monday, 24 February 2014

QEMU has been accepted for Google Summer of Code 2014!

Great news, the organizations for Google Summer of Code 2014 have been announced and QEMU is participating again this year!

If you are a student who is interested in a 12-week full-time project working on QEMU, KVM, or libvirt this summer, head over to our project ideas page.

Student applications are open from March 10th to March 21st. See the Google Summer of Code timeline for details. Also be sure to reads the FAQs on the Summer of Code website to find out about eligibility, time requirements, and how the process works.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Slides posted for "VIRTIO 1.0: Paravirtualized I/O for KVM and beyond"

I attended devconf.cz 2014 and gave a talk on VIRTIO 1.0, the standard for paravirtualized I/O devices supported by KVM and other virtualization software.

If you are looking for an overview of virtio, curious how paravirtualized I/O works, or thinking about designing custom devices, check out the slides:

http://vmsplice.net/~stefan/virtio-devconf-2014.pdf

The VIRTIO 1.0 standard refines the hardware specification so that implementors have a clear reference. Older versions of the specification were informal and did not undergo as much scrutiny. The presentation explains the key concepts: virtqueues, configuration space, the device status field, and feature negotiation. It should give you enough background to dive into the code or standard.