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Thursday, October 13 • 14:30 - 15:20
kvmtool - A QEMU Alternative? - Andre Przywara, ARM

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kvmtool started out as lean, hacker-friendly alternative to QEMU for driving KVM virtual machines, living in the tools directory of the kernel tree. At ARM it was and is used as an early enablement vehicle for testing new KVM kernel features. Now as the tool has been separated from the kernel tree and lives in its own, independent repository, wider interest has sparked to use it in more production like scenarios , for instance in the hope to use less host resources. The presentation will first give an overview about kvmtool, showing the differences and similarities to QEMU. It also looks at how kvmtool performs in terms of resource usage and what obstacles it still needs to overcome to become more useful.

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Andre Przywara

ARM
Andre Przywara works in the ARM Linux kernel team in Cambridge/UK, primarily on KVM, but also on other parts of the kernel. Recent work included extending the virtualization support for the ARM interrupt controller and helping with Linux support for the Pine64 board. Before joining ARM Andre spent a year in an early-bird ARM server company, while being assigned to the Linaro group. He gained much experience and knowledge in Linux, KVM, QEMU and... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 14:30 - 15:20
Salon 7 - Ground Level

Attendees (50)