The AGL Virtualization Expert Group (EG-VIRT) is responsible to design and implement virtualization solutions for AGL. This expert group has been created from a BoF held in the Munich AMM 2016 meeting (slides available here) and from a mailing list discussion about hypervisors and reported on this wiki page.
Containers, Hypervisors (both based on Virtualization Extensions and TrustZone) and any other virtualization solution for x86/ARM are considered to be of interest for this Expert Group.
A web guide to enable the execution of KVM virtual machines on top of AGL (Renesas R-Car M3/m3ulcb platform) is available at this address: http://www.virtualopensystems.com/en/solutions/guides/agl-kvm-rcar-m3. More in particular, the guide spawns a KVM guest by statically cross-compiling qemu and by creating an Ubuntu root file system (rootfs) for ARMv8. Of course, Ubuntu is used as an example and other operating systems can be run as well by simply replacing the rootfs file.
For more information about the technical objectives, members involved and target events see the specific section below.
The EG-VIRT road map for 2017 includes:
The first EG-VIRT community meeting has been held on January 27th 2017, at 2PM CET.
Regular meetings are scheduled on Friday 2PM CEST (bi-weekly). To join the discussion, please use the following link:
Meetings agenda and report can be found at the following wiki page: https://wiki.automotivelinux.org/eg-virt-meetings
This group is open to people interested in the AGL virtualization architecture and implementation. If you are interested in joining the development efforts or the discussion, put your name here.
The discussions of this EG will be done through the public AGL mailing list. These email addresses will be used to put you in CC in communications for the EG-VIRT members.
This section lists the EG-VIRT and virtualization related presentation to be held in Tokyo for ALS2017:
Currently available hardware platforms enable the implementation of different types of virtualization. This section gathers a list of example efforts in the direction of AGL virtualization. If you are working on a similar project and you want the AGL community to be aware of it, add the related information here below.
The EG-VIRT and Virtual Open Systems are willing to develop a virtualization PoC in 2017. The PoC proposal is based on the co-execution of different operating systems concurrently. Target venues for the demonstration can be 2017 AGL ALS and AMM meetings.
Anyone interested in contributing can send an email to the AGL mailing list or to email@example.com.
This section is continuously updated with the result of the discussion held during the EG-VIRT meetings.