[Sheepdog] Current OpenStack compatibility for sheepdog?

Liu Yuan namei.unix at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 04:59:59 CET 2011

On 11/03/2011 11:29 AM, Liu Yuan wrote:

> On 11/02/2011 11:21 PM, MORITA Kazutaka wrote:>
>>> Final question today: can you please remind me what the issues were with
>>> creating a block driver for Xen -was it the difference between the Xen
>>> version of qemu and the KVM version?  Is this possible and where would the
>>> changes need to be made to make sheepdog equally support Xen and KVM?
>> Yes, if we add a blktap driver for Sheepdog, we can use Sheepdog from
>> Xen-based virtual machines, I guess.  There is no technical reason we
>> can't use Sheepdog VDIs from other clients.  I hope someone would work
>> on implementing the Xen blktap driver. :)
> I have been involving with xen dev for sometime long ago when I was
> student and I have just checked the xen qemu-dm status, found that they
> are going to use upstream qemu.
> It is already maintained by the xen-qemu devver Stefano Stabellini.
> see
> git://xenbits.xen.org/people/sstabellini/qemu-dm.git
> I git-cloned this repo, and verified that it does support sheepdog block
> driver.
> But not sure when they will use up-stream synced qemu-dm.
> Thanks,
> Yuan

found a quick-start to use upstream qemu with xen in xen-unstable hg repo.


I attach it for convenience.

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