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October 24-26, 2018 - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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Friday, October 26 • 14:15 - 14:45
vdpa: vhost-mdev as a New vhost Protocol Transport - Cunming Liang & Tiwei Bie, Intel

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vdpa is introduced to vhost so as to hookup with a virtio compatible DMA controller. It allows whatever HW device being represented as emulated virtio device being able to DMA buffers to guest directly.
vhost-mdev constructs a new transport carrying vhost protocol message, which leverages mdev framework to expose virtio compatible portion from its parent device. Qemu vhost takes vhost-mdev instances as general VFIO devices.
The talk is going to introduce all building blocks including qemu vhost-vfio adapter, kernel vhost-mdev helpers and a driver provider. Meanwhile, it will touch some points relevant to the new feature bits in virtio spec.

Speakers
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Tiwei Bie

Software Engineer, Intel
Tiwei is DPDK virtio/vhost maintainer. The major effort recently is on qemu/kernel vdpa enabling and virtio 1.1 kernel driver.
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Cunming Liang

Architect, Intel
Cunming is architect of data plane software, spending years on high performance network I/O of general purpose CPU and its virtualization includes para-virtualization and SR-IOV. One of the recent effort is to drive NFV grade virtual network device towards higher performance, smaller... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 14:15 - 14:45 BST
Fintry Auditorium