[one-dev] KVM SR-IOV Add-on

Javier Fontan jfontan at opennebula.org
Fri Oct 25 03:43:48 PDT 2013

Just two comments.

The repositories are named "addon-name-of-the-addon". I think yours
could be named "addon-kvm-sr-iov". Are you ok with it? Any other idea?

I am not able to find your user in github by email. Can you give me
the github user name?


On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 12:32 PM, David Macleod <dmacleod at csir.co.za> wrote:
> Hi All,
> The KVM SR-IOV driver enables support for SR-IOV devices, including
> Infiniband, in KVM virtual machines. The add-on has been developed for HPC
> orientated Clouds and includes a number of VM  performance enhancements.
> The driver supports two modes for passing SR-IOV devices into VMs, generic
> and mlnx_ofed2. The generic mode is cable of passing any SR-IOV device into
> VMs, not limited to network devices.
> The mlnx_ofed2 mode is tuned to pass IP information into VMs via GUIDs and
> also supports IB network isolation though a modification to the ovswitch VNM
> driver and IB partitions.
> A HPC mode option can also be enabled to improve CPU and memory performance
> of the VM by passing though the exact CPU model and detecting and respecting
> NUMA nodes.
> For more information and limitations visit:
> http://wiki.chpc.ac.za/acelab:opennebula_sr-iov_vmm_driver
> Requested repo name: KVM SR-IOV Driver
> Github user: dmacleod at csir.co.za
> Regards,
> David
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Javier Fontán Muiños
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