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Wednesday, October 30 • 14:25 - 15:00
VirtIO without the Virt - Towards Implementations in Hardware - Michael Tsirkin, Red Hat

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VirtIO was designed to standardize hypervisor interfaces for virtual machines - but we are beginning to see the emergence of Virtio hardware. This talk will answer the questions: why does this make sense, what works and what are the issues hardware implementations of virtio have to overcome?
Topics to be covered:

- What is the difference between hardware virtio devices and virtio data path accelerators?
- What are the minimal requirements of virtio in hardware?
- How can we handle compatibility, including hardware bugs and limitations?
- How to make live migration work? What about overcommit?
- Which changes included in the recent virtio specification help design hardware virtio devices?
- Which known issues remain and how does the Virtio committee plat to address them?
- Why design Virtio in hardware? Are there alternatives?
- Why get involved with the Virtio specification process?


Michael S. Tsirkin

Distinguished Engineer, Red Hat
Michael has been with Red Hat for more than 10 years. In his role as a Distinguished Engineer he acts as a chair of the Virtio Technical Committee, overseeing the development of the virtio specification for virtual devices. He also maintains several subsystems in QEMU and Linux and... Read More →

Wednesday October 30, 2019 14:25 - 15:00
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