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Tuesday, August 18 • 11:00am - 11:30am
How to Passthrough Your Integrated Device to a VM on ARM - Julien Grall, Citrix

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The upcoming Xen release will add support for ARM device assignment.

Device passthrough allows the user to give control of physical devices (NIC, graphic card, GPS, etc) to a virtual machine, giving it full and direct access to the device. This has several potential uses, including avoiding overhead of the device para-virtualization.

On ARM based SOCs, most devices (NIC, graphic card, etc) are directly integrated on the SOC and not discoverable. This make passthrough less intuitive than with PCI devices.

During this session we will explain what is the approach taken and show the different steps to passthrough an integrated device. We will also discuss possible improvements for a more generic solution.

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Julien Grall

Citrix
Julien Grall is a Software Engineer at Citrix, working on the Open Source Xen Platform team. He has been working on Xen since 2012, focusing at the beginning on x86 port, then on ARM port. Before joining Citrix, he was a student on Embedded System at Epita.


Tuesday August 18, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Ravenna C Sheraton Seattle, 1400 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

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