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Monday, October 21 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
VGA Assignment Using VFIO - Alex Williamson, Red Hat

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VGA and GPU device assignment is an often requested feature for adding new functionality to to virtual machines, whether it be for gaming or traditional graphics workstation usage. The VFIO userspace driver framework has been extended to include VGA support, enabling QEMU assignment of graphics cards. In this presentation, Alex Williamson will give an overview of the architecture for doing VGA assignment, explain the differences between VGA assignment and traditional PCI device assignment, and provide a current status report for VGA/GPU device assignment in QEMU.


Alex Williamson

Red Hat
Alex Williamson has been contributing to the Linux kernel and other open source projects for over ten years and is the maintainer of the VFIO userspace driver interface in the Linux kernel and VFIO-based PCI device assignment in QEMU. Alex currently works for Red Hat from his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Monday October 21, 2013 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Melville Suite

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