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Saturday, February 8 • 13:20 - 14:00
Thin provisioning in the KVM virtualization stack - how we got there

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QEMU, the virtual machine monitor typically used with KVM, has long supported thin provisioning through both sparse raw files and the qcow2 image format. However, for thin provisioning to help both virtual machine users and host administrators, it must be supported throughout the whole virtualization stack: the guest (userspace and kernel), the host (QEMU, management interface, kernel), the storage itself. This talk will show how we implemented thin provisioning in all these layers and how the results benefit our users.

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avatar for Paolo Bonzini

Paolo Bonzini

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat, Inc.
Paolo is a long-time KVM contributor and co-maintainer; he also co-maintains some subsystems in QEMU. He works at Red Hat.


Saturday February 8, 2014 13:20 - 14:00
Lecture room D1

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