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Thursday, October 25 • 14:45 - 15:15
Device Assignment with Nested Guests and DPDK - Peter Xu, Red Hat

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I/O virtualization is one of the most important aspect of virtualization technology. Generally speaking we can have three types of I/O devices in a virtual machine: emulated, para-virtualized, and device assignment. Here device assignment plays a vital role in performance critical scenarios, which allows a guest to seamlessly manipulate a real hardware device. However it was never safe to run DPDK with such a device before in the guest, and even impossible for nested virtualization due to lack of IO page mapping mechanism. In this presentation, Peter Xu will introduce his work on QEMU/KVM vIOMMU to enable these scenarios. It will contain not only how new users can start using the new feature, but also technical details and challenges on the project.

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Peter Xu

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Peter Xu works for Red Hat virtualization team. He is working on QEMU/KVM project with vIOMMUs, migrations, interrupts and other miscelleneous stuff. He has given a talk in KVM Forum 2016 together with Wei Xu on vhost DMA Remapping.

Thursday October 25, 2018 14:45 - 15:15 BST
Fintry Auditorium