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Storage Developer Conference Podcast Series

Every week the Storage Developer Conference (SDC) podcast series presents important technical topics to the Storage Developer community. Each episode is hand selected by the SNIA Technical Council from the presentations at SDC.

This week’s highlighted Podcast: #64: Past and Present of the Linux NVMe Driver by  Christoph Hellwig, Kernel Hacker (MP3, Video, PDF of Slides)

Linux gained the first publicly release driver for the then new NVM Express standard in early 2011. It went through a lot of changes since then, including the move the new blk-mq block driver infrastructure, the addition of NVMe over Fabrics support including the split of the driver
into a common core and transport drivers and the addition of lots of feature since then.

This talk starts by explaining the historic development of the Linux NVMe driver including it’s influence on common Linux code and then presents the current new features and developments including power management, host memory buffer support, adaptive I/O polling support and the latest and greatest in Fabrics including multipathing support.

The Podcast can be downloaded at iTunes. Download a copy of the original presentation slides as well.



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