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Thursday, November 8 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
The Road to Effective Thin Provisioning in QEMU - Paolo Bonzini, Red Hat

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QEMU (and hence KVM) has long supported thin provisioning, through both sparse raw files and image formats such as qcow2. However, there are several limitations in the implementation of this feature, which make it much less effective as the lifetime of a virtual machine image grows. This talk will cover how thin provisioning can help both virtual machine and host administrators, as well as when/how it can be used now. It will also present a plan for making this feature more generally, effectively and easily usable.

This talk is aimed at system administrators and developers. While relevant concepts will be introduced during the talk, some familiarity with storage technology is expected.


Paolo Bonzini

Paolo Bonzini joined Red Hat in 2009 to work on virtualization, initially working on Xen, and now mostly on QEMU and Linux. He was previously involved in the development of GCC, GNU Smalltalk, and several other projects mostly under the GNU umbrella.

Thursday November 8, 2012 1:45pm - 2:30pm CET

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