The arrival of flash storage introduced a radical change in performance profiles of direct attached devices. At the time, it was obvious that Linux I/O stack needed to be redesigned in order to support devices capable of millions of IOPs, and with extremely low latency.
In this talk we revisit the changes the Linux block layer in the
last decade or so, that made it what it is today - a performant, scalable, robust and NUMA-aware subsystem. In addition, we cover the new NVMe over Fabrics support in Linux.
Sagi is Principal Architect and co-founder at LightBits Labs.