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Saturday, February 8 • 14:10 - 14:50
KVM and CPU feature enablement

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You just got a brand new CPU and you want your Virtual Machines to use the shiny new features in that new CPU, what is necessary to make that happen?

In this talk, I plan to present the low-level details and all the layers involved to make sure new CPU features are available for KVM guest OSes, starting from the hardware itself, the KVM kernel code, QEMU, libvirt, and management systems that let the user configure virtual machines. I plan to explain how this affects KVM features like live migration, command-line compatibility, and Stable Guest ABI.

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Eduardo Habkost

Software Engineer, Red Hat Inc
Eduardo Habkost is a Software Engineer in the KVM team at Red Hat, who lives in Curitiba, Brazil. Having worked maintaining kernel-xen in Fedora, now he works mostly in KVM and QEMU.Before joining Red Hat in 2007, Eduardo worked for 6 years for Conectiva (which later become Mandriva), in multiple areas, including kernel code, device drivers, and packaging for the Conectiva Linux distribution.


Saturday February 8, 2014 14:10 - 14:50
Lecture room D1

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