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Tuesday, August 18 • 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Project Raisin - Stefano Stabellini, Citrix

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As part of the process of building Xen, the current build system clones multiple external git trees and compile them. For example Seabios and QEMU are imported using this mechanism. The process is unfriendly to Linux distributions, which have the requirement of building each component just once, and is unfriendly to users, who often find it confusing and inflexible. A new tool was created to solve this problem.

This talk will introduce Raisin: a source distribution system for the Xen Project. Raisin offers a generic framework to deploy any Xen related projects from source. Currently it supports QEMU, SeaBIOS, OVMF, Linux, Libvirt and blktap, but is very easy to extend. Raisin also helps developers by providing quick validation tests that can be run against local changes.

The presentation will explain the goals of the project, the current status, and the best ways to use it.


Stefano Stabellini

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Citrix
Stefano Stabellini is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Citrix, working on the Open Source Xen Platform team. He has been working on Xen since 2007, focusing on several different projects, spanning from Qemu to Xen and the Linux kernel. He co-created libxenlight in November 2009 and two years later started with Ian Campbell the Xen port to ARMv7 with virtualization extensions. He currently maintains Xen support in Qemu, libxenlight, and Xen... Read More →

Tuesday August 18, 2015 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Ravenna AB Sheraton Seattle, 1400 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101