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NEW: Xen Introspection Project Launching…

A new community led project within Xen.org, the Xen Introspection Project, is being officially launched today.

The purpose of the Xen Introspection Project is to design an API for performing VM introspection and implement the necessary functionality into Xen. It is anticipated that the project will include the following activities (in loose order):

(1) Identification of specific services/functions that introspection should support
(2) Discussion of how that functionality could be achieved under the Xen architecture
(3) Prioritization of functionality and activities
(4) API definition
(5) Implementation.

Some potential applications of VM introspection include security, forensics, debugging, and systems management.

I will be setting up a new xen-introspect@lists.xensource.com email alias shortly (having problems with the system today) and will also be contacting interested community members to setup the first meeting; most likely next week. A Xen Wiki section is setup for the project with three new pages:

  1. Project Information: http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/Project_Information
  2. Meeting Minutes: http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/Meeting_Minutes
  3. Project Updates: http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/Project_Update

If you are interested in being on the first meeting, please email me with your contact information so I can make sure you are on the initial meeting setup mailing list. Please add a comment about Xen Introspection so I know that you are interested in this project from your email.

Xen Wiki Policy Change

Xen Community:

In an effort to clean up a large amount of spam attacks on the Xen Wiki, we have decided to create a special editors only file for the wiki. In order to edit within the Wiki, you will need to email me your Xen Wiki user name and I will give you complete access. I apologize in advance for this policy change but we need to control the large amount of spam that was being placed on the Wiki.

Xen Summit Topic Postings

The Program Committee for Xen Summit Boston has almost completed the creation of the event agenda and it should be available for public consumption tomorrow afternoon (EST). As there was a limited number of speaking slots available, several interesting and worthwhile topics had to be rejected for the event.

To ensure that the community still receives the information and is given a chance to comment, I have created a new Wiki site for posting of presentations that will not be given at Xen Summit in Boston: http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/Open_Topics_For_Discussion.

The speakers who were not selected will be posting their content on this Wiki for community discussion.