Xen Multi-Function PCI Pass-Through
|Time:||14:30 - 15:15|
|Day:||Friday 22 January 2010|
|Location:||Renouf 2 (MFC)|
PCI pass-through is a method of making PCI devices available to guests in a virtualised environments such as Xen.
This presentation will look at various improvements that have been made to PCI pass-through in Xen. In particular it will look at efforts by myself to allow multi-function PCI devices to appear as multi-function devices in guests.
This will be a reasonably in-depth talk which examines implementation issues surrounding PCI pass-through. However, the presentation will endeavour cover the principles behind the technology in order to be accessible to someone with a passing knowledge of virtualisation.
I especially enjoy working on network-related projects, as I think the way that this brings people together is really interesting. I also have an interest in high-availability and have worked on and off in that area for many years. More recently the main focus of my work has been on Linux Kernel and virtualisation using the Xen hypervisor. Primarily in the areas of crash dump analysis and PCI virtualisation.