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Thursday, August 20 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
QEMU Hotplug Infrastructure and Implementing PCI Hotplug for PowerKVM - Michael Roth

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Just as with physical machines, the ability to hotplug resources into virtual machines is a commonly used and often critical feature for allowing users to modify network/storage/cpu/memory configurations for running guest instances without incurring unecessary downtime. This talk provides an overview of the infrastructure within QEMU to handle hotplug/unplug operations, device lifecycles, and how this infrastructure is used for various platforms/resources. It will also go into detail on how this infrastructure was used for implementing PCI hotplug for PowerKVM guests.

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Michael Roth

Software Engineer, IBM
Mike Roth is a software engineer at IBM who's been working on | QEMU/KVM virtualization for the past 5 years. He's also the author/maintainer | of the QEMU Guest Agent, and stable release maintainer for QEMU. Most recently | he gave a talk about multiple main-loops/dataplanes in QEMU at KVM Forum 2013.


Thursday August 20, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Aspen Room

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