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Thursday, October 24 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Open Source Citrix Windows PV Drivers - Paul Durrant, Citrix

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Citrix has recently spent several months making sure all the key parts of XenServer are open source. Part of this effort made the XenServer Windows Paravirtual (PV) drivers available in source form under a BSD 2 clause license on GitHub.

Building these drivers outside of the internal Citrix XenServer build environment was quite hard and the resulting binaries would only run correctly in a XenServer host environment.
I have recently spent many weeks modifying the drivers so that they should work on any recent upstream Xen host environment thus making it much easier for anyone outside of Citrix to build and deploy the drivers. I would therefore like to give a brief tour of all the drivers, their source, what each of them does, and how they all interact. I will also discuss plans for posting signed versions of these drivers onto Windows Update for general use by the community.

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Paul Durrant

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Citrix Systems Inc
My name is Paul Durrant. I am a Senior Principal Software Engineer in the XenServer platform group of Citrix Systems UK, based in Cambridge. My chief responsibilities are Windows Paravirtual drivers, Virtual GPU subsystem, and the guest storage and network data-paths. My work has given me broad experience of Xen (hypervisor, tools and firmware), PV protocols and QEMU. I have been a kernel level programmer since I graduated from the University... Read More →

Thursday October 24, 2013 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Moorfoot Hall Edinburgh International Conference Centre

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