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Thursday, March 27 • 3:00pm - 5:20pm
Database / Kernel Developer Interlock - Moderated by Mel Gorman, SUSE

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There are databases that use the standard kernel Virtual FileSystem (VFS) and storage interfaces instead of managing IO scheduling within the application itself. Significant effort has been expended on ensuring that they are well-behaving applications but there are known problems
and limitations.

The objective of the session is for kernel and database developers to discuss these interfaces, the limitations and potential features that could be implemented to address the problems.  Potential topics will cover the file synchronisation interfaces, problems with IO stalls, IO patterns generated by the workload, page cache interfaces, bug report handling by the kernel community and reproducible test cases. The audience is expected to consist of developers from the PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB and kernel communities but is open to all interested parties.


Mel Gorman

Mel Gorman is a kernel developer specialising in memory management with occasional dabbling in the VM/FS interfaces and CPU scheduler.  He was educated in University of Limerick and graduated with his PhD in 2011. He has been employed since then by SUSE Labs.

Thursday March 27, 2014 3:00pm - 5:20pm PDT
Salon A

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