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[Qemu-devel] Re: [Xen-devel] Virtualization project idea

From: David Markey
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Re: [Xen-devel] Virtualization project idea
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 18:01:49 +0100

Wow, good news.

When are we porting our Xen stuff upstream? :)

On 27 August 2010 17:51, Stefano Stabellini <address@hidden> wrote:
On Fri, 27 Aug 2010, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > > I'm an engineering student and is searching for a feasible project in
> > > virtualization. I'd like to know if its possible to share USB devices
> > > (flash drive, hard disk, mouse, keyboards etc) across guests and host
> > > (VMs). Also, do you have any idea to extend it? Or any innovative idea
> > > so that we can implement it.
> >
> > Yes see comments wrt USB pass-through. What about implementing USB over
> > IP? Possibly via a VNC extension so that remote USB devices can be
> > attached to a VM. Since VNC provides a terminal with keyboard/mouse/gfx,
> > why not USB too? I believe vbox has this functionality except using the
> > RDP protocol.
> That sounds pretty awesome. I think it might make sense to ask the QEMU
> folks about this - they have some VNC experts on their mailing list.

actually SPICE supports USB AFAIK and Gerd is adding SPICE support to
qemu as we speak

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