Backporting the kernel with SmPL

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Can the Coccinelle engine be used to help automatically backport the Linux kernel?


As we evolve as software developers we not only have to consider how to better evolve software but also how to more efficiently backport it. The Coccinelle engine was developed to help evolve writing software faster and more efficiently, but can it also be used to help backport? This talk will cover how SmPL was embraced by the Linux backports project to help it backport the Linux kernel more effectively, more automatically, and to help the effort scale.

This talk is intended for Linux kernel developers and kernel tree maintainers. No experience with SmPL is required.


tools, linux, kernel, Coccinelle, backporting, smpl