Paul McKenney


Paul McKenney

IBM Linux Technology Center


Paul E. McKenney has been coding for almost four decades, more than half of that on parallel hardware, where his work has earned him a reputation among some as a flaming heretic. Over the past decade, Paul has been an IBM Distinguished Engineer at the IBM Linux Technology Center. Paul maintains the RCU implementation within the Linux kernel, where the variety of workloads present highly entertaining performance, scalability, real-time response, and energy-efficiency challenges. Prior to that, he worked on the DYNIX/ptx kernel at Sequent, and prior to that on packet-radio and Internet protocols (but long before it was polite to mention Internet at cocktail parties), system administration, business applications, and real-time systems. His hobbies include what passes for running at his age along with the usual house-wife-and-kids habit.

Linux Plumbers Conference Birds of a Feather Sessions

Sessions for this user

* Detecting RCU Usage Bugs

Runtime detection of RCU usage bugs such as pointer leaks (slides)
Dhaval Giani, Paul McKenney, Frederic Weisbecker

Linux Plumbers Conference 2013 Refereed Talks

Proposals for this user

* Bare Metal Performance, Timekeeping, and Energy Efficiency (Confirmed)

Audience: Developers, moderate expertise.
Refereed Talk 09/16/2013
Paul McKenney

* Advances in Validation of Concurrent Software (Confirmed)

Audience: Aggresssive developers and testers.
Refereed Talk 08/12/2013
Paul McKenney