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Thursday, July 13 • 11:20 - 11:50
Xen Test Framework: Testing, From a Guest's Perspective - Andrew Cooper, Citrix

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Sensible testing of hypervisor behaviour is a complicated task. Checking whether guest OSes boot and install properly is certainly useful, but this only covers a fraction of the guest/hypervisor interfaces. x86 in particular has large quantities of architecture which isn't used by any modern OS.

Unit testing on the other hand would be a great, if unit testing a kernel were a plausible task in general. XTF takes an alternative approach, and allows for component level testing from a unikernel-like perspective.

It is amazing what you find from this viewpoint.


Andrew Cooper

Senior Software Engineer, Citrix XenServer
Andrew is a senior software engineer working in the Ring0 team for Citrix XenServer. Upstream, he is x86 hypervisor maintainer, committer, and a member of the Xen security team.

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Thursday July 13, 2017 11:20 - 11:50
Grand Ballroom

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