Introduction to libnvme

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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The NVM Express workgroup is introducing new features frequently, and the Linux kernel supporting these devices evolves with it. These ever moving targets create challenges when developing tools when new interfaces are created, or older ones change. This talk will provide information on some of these recent features and enhancements, and introduce the open source 'libnvme' project which implements an open source library available in public git repositories that provides access to all NVM Express features with convenient abstractions to the kernel interfaces interacting with your devices. The session will demonstrate integrating the library with other programs, and also provide an opportunity for the audience to share what additional features they would like to see out of this common library in the future.

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Explain protocol and host operating system interaction complexities,Introduce libnvme and how it manages those relationships,Demonstrate integration with applications