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Thursday, November 8 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A Block Layer Overview - Kevin Wolf, Red Hat

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The block layer is one of qemu's most complex subsystems, and it has seen a very high and even increasing development activity recently. This talk will give an overview of the features of the block layer and its basic objects, highlighting the changes since last year and outlining some plans for the future.

It will span the whole area from guest devices (IDE, AHCI, virtio-blk/scsi) to block drivers implementing different image formats and protocols (especially qcow2) and background jobs operating on block devices, referring to the more detailed talks that may be given on some of the topics.


Kevin Wolf

Kevin Wolf works at Red Hat as a KVM developer, with a focus on block devices. He is the maintainer of QEMU's block subsystem and has contributed many patches to block device emulation and image format drivers. After graduating in Software Engineering at

Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm CET

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