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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen Socket API

To: Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Xen Socket API
From: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 15:55:03 +0100
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On Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 03:36:14PM +0100, Mark Williamson wrote:
> > Is there any code available for this or it is still a paper-concept?
> I believe XenSockets and another Xen-oriented network acceleration technology 
> have been coded, but I don't know of any releases of the code as-yet.  
> Something like this is bound to be made available at some stage, but I don't 
> know if the original authors want to release their code.

The original code was very recently made available on sourceforge under GPL:


Medium-to-long term though I don't see a Xen specific socket impl as really
being a viable model. A generic solution based on the new Virt-IO paravirt
infrastructure will be more appealing to app developers because it'll be 
possible to make use of it across all the different impls of paravirt_ops 
in Linux (ie Xen, KVM, VMWare, LGuest). 

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