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Friday, February 6 • 14:10 - 14:50
Virtualization: KVM: Has ARM done it better?

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This talk is a twofer (a two for one deal). We'll describe how KVM works, but not just one way, two! While stepping through the process of booting a simple guest, we'll look at what's going on in both the implementation of KVM for AArch64 (ARM's 64-bit architecture) and in the implementation for x86_64/VMX (Intel's 64-bit architecture). As the two KVM implementations are the products of their respective architecture's virtualization extension designs, we'll gain some insights into what design decisions appear to be "better", at least from a developer's point of view.

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Andrew Jones

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Andrew (Drew) has been involved in system software development for almost 20 years. Drew has focused over half of those years on Virtualization, starting with pHype at IBM, and then continuing with Xen and KVM/QEMU at Red Hat. For the majority of the last decade he has been leading... Read More →


Friday February 6, 2015 14:10 - 14:50 CET
E104

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