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Wednesday, November 7 • 11:35am - 12:20pm
Optimizing File System Performance When Memory is Tight - Theodore Ts'o, Google

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File systems benchmarks are often run on a system with nothing else is running, and when there is plenty of memory available.  Unfortunately,this is often not how file systems are used in many systems --- in particular, in virtualization and/or in ""cloud servers"", were a largenumber of virtual machines or jobs are packed onto a single physical server in order to make the utilization numbers required by a typicalcloud business plan.  In this talk I will explore a how ext4 has been improved to improve its performance in memory constrainedenvironments, whether in an OpenStack cloud environment, or in Google's data centers.
This talk is targeted at system architects and people interested in Linux file systems.   Some basic understanding of file system and storage technologies is desirable for an audience member to get the most out of the talk, but will not be required.

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Theodore Ts'o

Google
Theodore Ts'€™o is the first North American Linux Kernel Developer. He is one of the core maintainers for the ext2, ext3, and ext4 file systems, and is the primary author and maintainer for e2fsprogs, the user space utilities for the ext2/3/4 file systems. At IBM, Theodore served as the architect for the Real-Time Linux development team. Theodore is currently a staff engineer at Google, where he works on file system and storage issues, including ext4.

Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:35am - 12:20pm
Vivaldi I

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