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Date:   Thu, 16 May 2019 10:08:32 +0300
From:   Kamal Heib <>
To:     Leon Romanovsky <>
Cc:     Yuval Shaia <>,
        RDMA mailing list <>,
        linux-netdev <>,
        linux-mm <>, Jason Gunthorpe <>,
        Doug Ledford <>,
        Marcel Apfelbaum <>
Subject: Re: CFP: 4th RDMA Mini-Summit at LPC 2019

On 5/15/19 9:15 PM, Yuval Shaia wrote:
> 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).

That person is me.
Leon: Is Mellanox willing to join too?

> 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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