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Friday, January 24 • 10:30am - 10:55am
Using Zoned Block Devices in Fedora

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Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) hard drives are a new type of "zoned" storage device that behave differently from standard block storage devices, but provide greater capacity per drive. While the different interface provides some challenges, these devices can be very useful for "near-line" large object storage applications.

In the past year, several improvements in the Linux kernel and utility programs have made it easier to use zoned block devices. This session provides a practical overview on how to use SMR drives, focusing on the developer experience in Fedora, while concentrating on the mechanics and restrictions of using a zoned block storage device.

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Bryan Gurney

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
I'm a software engineer on Virtual Data Optimizer, a Linux kernel module that provides block-level deduplicaton and compression. I specialize in testing, performance, and advanced support of VDO, as well as hardware performance and behavior.

Friday January 24, 2020 10:30am - 10:55am CET
E104 Faculty of Information Technology Brno University of Technology, Božetěchova, Brno-Královo Pole, Czechia