OpenZFS Developer Summit 2018

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OpenZFS Dev Summit 2018

Our sixth annual OpenZFS Developer Summit was held September 10-11 in San Francisco. As with previous years: The goal of the event is to foster cross-community discussions of OpenZFS work and to make progress on some of the projects we have proposed. This 2-day event consists of a day of presentation and a 1-day hackathon.

Community Promotion

As we add diverse perspectives, our community becomes richer, and we're committed to creating an environment where all people feel welcome. To help foster more diversity and increase the size of the community, we are offered the following discounts for conference tickets:

  • Free ticket for any attendee from an under-represented group, and a 50% discount for the person who referred them.
  • 50% discount for first-time attendees, and a 50% discount for the person who referred them.
  • Free ticket for any attendee who refers a speaker from an under-represented group. (Speakers also receive a free ticket.) To refer a speaker, reach out to admin at open-zfs dot org.

Talks: Day 1

Main talks, 20-50 minutes each.

Title Speaker Company Slides Video
State of the Union Matt Ahrens Delphix slides video
ZIO Pipeline Explained George Wilson Delphix slides video
zrepl, a one-stop ZFS replication solution Christian Schwarz Student slides video
Observing and Monitoring ZFS Metrics Using Open Source Tools Richard Elling Newisys slides video
Managing ZVOLs with vzvol Rainbow Moogsoft slides video
Hackathon Info Serapheim Dimitropoulos & Sara Hartse slides video
ZFS Hardware Acceleration with QAT Weigang Li Intel slides video
ZoL Releases Tony Hutter LLNL slides video
Device Removal Matt Ahrens Delphix slides video
iRAID Shailendra Tripathi Tegile, a Western Digital Brand slides video

Talks: Day 2

Shorter talks, around 20 minutes each.

Title Speaker Company Slides Video
Log Spacemap: Flushing algorithm and performance Serapheim Dimitropoulos Delphix slides video
DRAID Rebuild Performance Carles Mateo Newisys slides video
Send Dedup Paul Dagnelie Delphix slides video
Allocation Classes Don Brady Delphix slides video
Vdev Properties Allan Jude Klara Systems slides video


Hackathon presentation video

Audience Choice Awards:

Prize Project Participants
1st place zpool status in color / 🔥 Tony Hutter
2nd place vdev properties Pavel Zahkarov, Allan Jude, Brian Behlendorf, and others
3rd place Newcomer track; how to ask for money; AND setting props from channel progs Sara Hartse

Additional Projects:

Project Participants
Viamillipede Ash
vzvol linux packages Rainbow
? Alek Pinchuk
/proc/txg Paul Z
Cross-platform leadership meeting planning Matt Ahrens and many others
ARC parameters for Windows port Michael Dexter
Deprecate send dedup (manpage/warning) Paul Dagnelie
ZED events Richard Elling
DRAID working group Don Brady and many others
ZIL rewrite pipeline rewrite Brad Lewis
run_with_timeout script Carles Mateo
debugging encryption Tom Caputi
visuialize txg state transitions Prashanth Sreenivasa


Please reach out to kritter at delphix dot com for sponsorship opportunities

Diamond Sponsors

  • datto
  • Delphix

Platinum Sponsors

  • Newisys

Gold Sponsors

  • iXSystems
  • Nexenta
  • RackTop
  • Syneto

Silver Sponsors

  • FreeBSD Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

  • reevert
  • reevert

Code of Conduct

OpenZFS Developer Summit is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of or microaggressions against conference participants in any form. This includes what is communicated using the live streaming chat and in other online forums. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Participants asked to stop inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately or be expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

To report a violation of the code of conduct, take one of the following actions:

If you see a physically threatening situation, call 911.

For information about last year's event, see the OpenZFS Developer Summit 2017 page.

Our conference code of conduct is based on the Ada Initiative's code of conduct, and licensed under CC-BY-SA