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Thursday, November 8 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Revamping the QEMU Memory API - Avi Kivity, Red Hat

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QEMU's original memory API, was complicated, hard to use, incorrect, insecure, did not scale, and consumed a lot of memory. None of these was particularly problematic with the original use cases of emulating embedded boards, or perhaps running a virtualized desktop system to use "the other OS". However, for enterprise and cloud users running hundreds of untrusted guests on a single host, the API and its implementation presents a problem.

This talk will cover the new QEMU memory API, its design considerations, and how it addresses the limitations of the old implementation.


Avi Kivity

Avi Kivity started writing KVM in mid-2006, never suspecting that it would still be unfinished in 2012. Has has been working as KVM co-maintainer for Qumranet and Red Hat.

Thursday November 8, 2012 11:15am - 12:00pm

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