Exploring synergies between Linux Kernel and Xen hypervisor live patching

This proposal has been accepted as a session.


One Line Summary

A quick introduction into the design space for live patching for Xen.


I would like to discuss design options for Xen live patching and contrast that to Linux approaches.


xen, hotpatching, live patching, linux

Presentation Materials



  • Biography

    Martin Pohlack studied computer science at the TU Dresden, Germany,
    where he received his Master in 2003 for work on real-time scheduling
    of disk requests. He joined the operating system’s group of
    Prof. Härtig at TU Dresden as a PhD student in 2003 and worked in the
    areas of real-time systems, microkernel-based systems, and runtime
    monitoring for real-time systems. Martin Pohlack joined AMD’s
    Operating System Research Center to work on AMD’s Advanced
    Synchronization Facility (hardware transactional memory) in 2008. In
    2013, he started working for Amazon Web Services on kernel and
    hypervisor topics as well as scalability and performance.