Category Archives: Microconference

Thermal Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

As the energy density of computer systems has increased, thermal issues have become an increasingly hot topic across the spectrum from hand-held systems to internet datacenters. Because the need for thermal management is relatively new, there is a wide variety of hardware and firmware mechanisms, to say nothing of a wide variety of independently developed software to interact with these […]

RISC-V microconference accepted for Linux Plumbers Conference

The open nature of the RISC-V ecosystem has allowed contributions from both academia and industry to lead to an unprecedented number of new hardware design proposals in a very short time span. Linux support is the key to enabling these new hardware options. The primary objective of the RISC-V microconference at Plumbers is to initiate […]

Devicetree Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

We are pleased to announce the the Devicetree Microconference has been accepted into the 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference! Devicetree provides hardware description for many platforms, such as Linux [1], U-Boot [2], BSD [3], and Zephyr [4]. Devicetree continues to evolve to become more robust and attempt to provide the features desired by the varied users. Some of the overlay […]

Android Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

Android continues to find interesting new applications and problems to solve, both within and outside the mobile arena.  Mainlining continues to be an area of focus, as do a number of areas of core Android functionality, including the kernel.  Other topics include low memory killer [1], dynamically-allocated Binder devices [2], kernel namespaces [3], EAS [4], userdata filesystem checkpointing and DT [5]. We […]

Power Management and Energy-awareness Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

Use of Linux on battery-powered systems continues to grow, and general energy-efficiency concerns are not going away any time soon. The Power Management and Energy-awareness micro-conference therefore continues a Linux Plumbers Conference tradition of looking into ways to improve energy efficiency. In spite of significant progress made over the last year on multiple fronts, including but not limited to the […]

Performance and Scalability Systems Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

Core counts keep rising, and that means that the Linux kernel continues to encounter interesting performance and scalability issues. Which is not a bad thing, since it has been fifteen years since the “free lunch” of exponential CPU-clock frequency increases came to an abrupt end. During that time, the number of hardware threads per socket […]

RT Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

We are pleased to announce that the RT Microconference has been accepted into the 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference! The Real-Time patch (also known as PREEMPT_RT) has been developed out of tree since 2004. Although it hasn’t yet been fully merged, several enhancements came to the Linux kernel directly as the result of the RT patch. These include, mutexes, […]

Testing and Fuzzing Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

Testing and Fuzzing Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference Testing, fuzzing, and other diagnostics have greatly increased the robustness of the Linux ecosystem, but embarrassing bugs still escape to end users. Furthermore, a million-year bug would happen several tens of times per day across Linux’s installed base (said to number more than 20 billion), […]

Containers Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

The Containers Micro-conference at Linux Plumbers is the yearly gathering of container runtime developers, kernel developers and container users. It is the one opportunity to have everyone in the same room to both look back at the past year in the container space and discuss the year ahead. In the past, topics such as use […]

BPF Microconference Accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

We are pleased to announce that the BPF Microconference has been accepted into the 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference! BPF (Berkeley Packet Filter) is one of the fastest emerging technologies of the Linux kernel and plays a major role in networking (XDP (eXpress Data Path), tc/BPF, etc), tracing (kprobes, uprobes, tracepoints) and security (seccomp, landlock) thanks to […]

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