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Date:   Wed, 15 May 2019 21:15:38 +0300
From:   Yuval Shaia <yuval.shaia@...cle.com>
To:     Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org>
Cc:     RDMA mailing list <linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-mm <linux-mm@...ck.org>, Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@...pe.ca>,
        Doug Ledford <dledford@...hat.com>,
        Marcel Apfelbaum <marcel.apfelbaum@...il.com>
Subject: Re: CFP: 4th RDMA Mini-Summit at LPC 2019

On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 07:36:26PM +0300, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
> On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 06:30:51PM +0300, Yuval Shaia wrote:
> > On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 03:23:21PM +0300, Leon Romanovsky wrote:
> > > This is a call for proposals for the 4th RDMA mini-summit at the Linux
> > > Plumbers Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, which will be happening on
> > > September 9-11h, 2019.
> > >
> > > We are looking for topics with focus on active audience discussions
> > > and problem solving. The preferable topic is up to 30 minutes with
> > > 3-5 slides maximum.
> >
> > Abstract: Expand the virtio portfolio with RDMA
> >
> > Description:
> > Data center backends use more and more RDMA or RoCE devices and more and
> > more software runs in virtualized environment.
> > There is a need for a standard to enable RDMA/RoCE on Virtual Machines.
> > Virtio is the optimal solution since is the de-facto para-virtualizaton
> > technology and also because the Virtio specification allows Hardware
> > Vendors to support Virtio protocol natively in order to achieve bare metal
> > performance.
> > This talk addresses challenges in defining the RDMA/RoCE Virtio
> > Specification and a look forward on possible implementation techniques.
> 
> Yuval,
> 
> Who is going to implement it?
> 
> Thanks

It is going to be an open source effort by an open source contributors.
Probably as with qemu-pvrdma it would be me and Marcel and i have an
unofficial approval from extra person that gave promise to join (can't say
his name but since he is also on this list then he welcome to raise a
hand).
I also recall once someone from Mellanox wanted to join but not sure about
his availability now.

> 
> >
> > >
> > > This year, the LPC will include netdev track too and it is
> > > collocated with Kernel Summit, such timing makes an excellent
> > > opportunity to drive cross-tree solutions.
> > >
> > > BTW, RDMA is not accepted yet as a track in LPC, but let's think
> > > positive and start collect topics.
> > >
> > > Thanks

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