Virtual machine image content aware I/O optimization for mobile virtualization

Renhai Chen, Yi Wang, Jingtong Hu, Duo Liu, Zili Shao, Yong Guan

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Abstract

Mobile virtualization introduces extra layers in software stacks, which leads to performance degradation. Especially, each I/O operation has to pass through several software layers to reach the NAND-flash-based storage systems. This paper targets at optimizing I/O for mobile virtualization, since I/O becomes one of major performance bottlenecks that seriously affects the performance of mobile devices. Among all the I/O operations, a large percentage is updating metadata. Frequent updating metadata not only degrades overall I/O performance but also severely reduces flash memory lifetime. In this paper, we propose a novel I/O optimization techniqueto identify the metadata of a guest file system which is storedin a VM (Virtual Machine) image file and frequently updated. Then, these metadata are stored in a small additional NVM(Non-Volatile Memory) which is faster and more endurableto greatly improve flash memory's performance and lifetime. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work to identifythe file system metadata from regular data in a guest OS VMimage file under mobile virtualization. The proposed schemeis evaluated on a real hardware embedded platform. Theexperimental results show that the proposed techniques canimprove write performance to 45.21% in mobile devices withvirtualization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE 17th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE 7th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security and 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, HPCC-CSS-ICESS 2015
PublisherIEEE
Pages1031-1036
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479989362
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2015
Event17th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, IEEE 7th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security and IEEE 12th International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, HPCC-ICESS-CSS 2015 - New York, United States
Duration: 24 Aug 201526 Aug 2015

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, IEEE 7th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security and IEEE 12th International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, HPCC-ICESS-CSS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period24/08/1526/08/15

Keywords

  • Ash
  • Metadata
  • Mobile communication
  • Nonvolatile memory
  • Operating systems
  • Virtual machining
  • Virtualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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