Abstract: The blktap2 method provides a userland daemon to provide access to on disk files, arbitrated by the kernel. The NetBSD kernel lacks this support and currently disables blktap in xentools.

Deliverables:

Implementation:

The driver interacts with some areas of the kernel that are different from linux - eg: inter-domain page mapping, interdomain signalling. This may make it more challenging than a simple driver, especially with test/debug/performance risk.

Note: There's opportunity to compare notes with the FUSE/rump implementations.

See http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Blktap and http://xenbits.xensource.com/hg/xen-unstable.hg/file/tip/tools/blktap2/README

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