This project is implementation of disk controller emulator for bhyve. I'l implement is NVMe controller. NVMe is defined by Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Working Group. NVMe has some advantage compared with another host interface, for example, scalable, small command, large command buffer and so on. It can say with disk controller emulator for virtual machine too. Small command can reduce MMIO emulation, thus, we can obtain performance improvement. Bhyve has mechanism of pci emulation. I'll use this one for implementation of NVMe controller emulator. This is similar to pci ahci. The pci ahci controller emulator is already implemented in bhyve, therefore, I can reference this for my project. I divide task for finishing project. First step, I'l implement basically function, for example, minimum queues and commands. When I finish implementation of fundamental function, I'l take more advanced function. For example, namespace queue, shared queue, fused operation and so on.

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Student

Shunsuke Mie

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  • Edward Napierala
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2017