[kaffe] Re: [Xen-devel] java control of xen
doogie at debian.org
Fri Apr 1 16:26:49 PST 2005
On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Jacob Gorm Hansen wrote:
> Adam Heath wrote:
> > In an effort to push xen into more parts of the computing world, I am
> > announcing the start of a brand new project here at Brainfood.
> > Our plans are to port Xen to run *inside* a JVM(Kaffe), so that we can make
> > use of the write-one-run-anywhere mantra. The magic piece of code that will
> > enable this is Mips2Java.
> > Unfortunately, at this time, Xen does not yet run on mips. So, we are looking
> > for volunteers to port Xen to mips, so that then we can have Xen run under
> > Kaffe, which will then let us run it on the final platform, mobile phones.
> I am all for that, I also think you guys should consider porting the
> Jython Java/Python runtime to run inside Xen, so that in the longer term
> we will be able take advantage of the Twisted libraries in Xen, for
> instance I imagine the scheduler could be rewritten on top of Twisted's
> excellent async programming framework. This would also make room for
> more use of SOAP and XML, so that security policies for sHype could be
> fetched on-demand from a centralized web-service. Talk about an agile,
> service-oriented VMM!
Actually, with everything running in java, we will be able to levage lots of
existing java apis. Think networking done RMI. Or shared-memory in xen
implemented thru JDBC. And linux IPC done with JNDI.
The possibilities are endless.
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