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Author Mirtchovski, Andrey ♦ Ionkov, Latchesar
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Kvmfs File ♦ Minimalistic Full System Image ♦ Smp Multi-core Node ♦ Virtual Machine Partitioning ♦ Synthetic File System ♦ Computational Node ♦ Standard Tcp Socket ♦ File Server ♦ Main Daemon ♦ V9fs Kernel Module ♦ Vir-tual Machine ♦ Kvm Virtual Machine ♦ Remote Configuration ♦ Multi-core Computer ♦ Status Information
Description This paper describes KvmFS, a synthetic file system that can be used to control one or more KVM virtual machines running on a computer. KvmFS is designed to provide its functionality via an interface that can be exported to other machines for remote configuration and control. The goal of KvmFS is to allow a multi-CPU, multi-core computer to be partitioned externally in a fashion similar to today’s computational nodes on a cluster. KvmFS is implemented as a file server using the 9P protocol and its main daemon can be mounted lo-cally via the v9fs kernel module. Communication with the KvmFS occurs through standard TCP sockets. Vir-tual machines are controlled via commands written to KvmFS ’ files. Status information about KVM virtual machines is obtained by reading KvmFS. KvmFS al-lows us to build clusters in which more than one ap-plication can share the same SMP/Multi-core node with minimalistic full system images tailored specifically for the application. 1
Proceedings of The Linux Symposium
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-01-01