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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] vhost-blk: An in-kernel accelerator for virtio-blk
On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 10:29:05PM +0800, Liu Yuan wrote:
> From: Liu Yuan <>
> Vhost-blk driver is an in-kernel accelerator, intercepting the
> IO requests from KVM virtio-capable guests. It is based on the
> vhost infrastructure.
> This is supposed to be a module over latest kernel tree, but it
> needs some symbols from fs/aio.c and fs/eventfd.c to compile with.
> So currently, after applying the patch, you need to *recomplie*
> the kernel.
> Usage:
> $kernel-src: make M=drivers/vhost
> $kernel-src: sudo insmod drivers/vhost/vhost_blk.ko
> After insmod, you'll see /dev/vhost-blk created. done!

You'll need to send the changes for existing code separately.

If you're going mostly for raw blockdevice access just calling
submit_bio will shave even more overhead off, and simplify the
code a lot.

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