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Re: [Qemu-devel] is anybody experimenting with the idea of rust code in

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] is anybody experimenting with the idea of rust code in QEMU?
Date: Tue, 21 May 2019 16:48:12 +0200
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On 21/05/19 16:39, Peter Maydell wrote:
> Hi; I have on my todo list the idea of some experimentation/prototyping
> of whether being able to write some components of QEMU in Rust would
> be (a) feasible (b) beneficial (c) fun to play around with even if
> it is likely that it doesn't go anywhere :-)
> I know Paolo has had a look at how you might write some makefiles
> to integrate rust into a C program (https://github.com/bonzini/rust-and-c/).
> Has anybody else been doing anything in this general area ?

I have a version of QEMU's RCU that can be called from Rust code with a
nice API (https://github.com/bonzini/rust-rcu-qemu).  The idea was to
continue with a port of the memory API, and then to use rust-vmm's
virtio code.


> (I went to two good talks locally recently about rust-vmm and Amazon's
> 'firecracker' VMM by Andreea Florescu and Diana Popa -- I
> definitely plan to look at rust-vmm as part of this.)
> thanks
> -- PMM

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