In its 8th edition, the KVM Forum is moving back to North America this year, co-located with LinuxCon NA in Seattle. It starts with a KVM + Xen hackathon and the (invite-only) QEMU Summit on the 18th August, followed by talks and BOFs on the 19th, 20th, and the 21st. The schedule is here. To add all talks to your calendar, use this ics. The KVM Forum wiki page will have information on live streaming of talks, videos, slides, etc.
If you’re going to be around, please come up and say hi!
The CFP for FUDCon Pune 2015 is now closed. We have had an overwhelming response: 141 talks/workshops submitted. This is more than twice the number of sessions we received for the 2011 edition. Talk submissions were pouring in till the last minute when we flipped the switch for the CFP page.
However, there’s a twist in the tale, so people who couldn’t get their CFP in aren’t left out.
That articles talks about the improvements in the recent RHEL 7.1 release. In upstream terms, all the changes written about have landed in kernel 3.17; so Fedora 21 out-of-the-box, and Fedora 20 after updates, have benefited from the additions.
All the benefits listed in the article apply to all Linux guest VMs running under KVM if they have the virtio-rng device enabled, and run kernel 3.17+ in the guest.
We had a F21 release party at the MIT COE, the venue for FUDCon Pune. We were expecting about 20 people to turn up, we did not want to make this a big event. The students from MIT who attended were enthusiastic and already use Linux for their coursework. They use Ubuntu, and they were curious about what the differences in various distros are, and what to expect at FUDCon.
Pravin has written his experiences here, which have more details.
Yesterday was the first day at devconf.cz 2015. It’s my first devconf.cz, and I’m impressed by the large turnout and the perfect management of the event by the organizers.
Yesterday was also the day I presented my talk on live migration of QEMU/KVM VMs. The slides are here. There was also live video broadcast; and the recording is at this link. You’ll have to select the E104 section to view my talk. Also, that selection process needs flash. Unfortunate. I’ll check if there’s a direct link to my part of the talk.
Update: The direct link to the talk is here, thanks Donovan.