James Bottomley – Linux Plumbers Conference 2017 https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:09:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 Audio Recordings Posted https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/audio-recordings-posted/ https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/audio-recordings-posted/#respond Sat, 25 Nov 2017 15:30:50 +0000 http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/?p=901 This year, by way of an experiment we tried recording the audio through the sound system of the talks track and one Microconference track (Those in Platinum C).  Unfortunately, because of technical problems, we have no recordings from Wednesday, but mostly complete ones from Thursday and Friday (Missing TPM Software Stack Status and Managing the Impact of Growing CPU Register State).

To find the audio, go to the full description of the talk or Microconference (click on the title) and scroll down to the bottom of the Abstract (just before the Tags section).  The audio is downloadable mp3, so you can either stream directly to your browser or download for later offline listening.

If you find the audio useful (or not), please let us know (contact@linuxplumbersconf.org) so we can plan for doing it again next year.

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Linux Plumbers Conference Unconference Schedule Announced https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/linux-plumbers-conference-unconference-schedule-announced/ https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/linux-plumbers-conference-unconference-schedule-announced/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:57:48 +0000 http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/?p=886 Since we only have six proposals, we can schedule them in the unconference session without any need for actual voting at breakfast.  On a purely random basis, the schedule will be:

Unconference I:

09:30 Test driven development (TDD) in the kernel – Knut Omang
11:00 Support for adding DT based thermal zones at runtime – Moritz Fischer
11:50 Restartable Sequences interaction with debugger single-stepping – Mathieu Desnoyers

Unconference II:

14:00 Automated testing of LKML patches with Clang – Nick Desaulniers
14:50 ktask: multithread cpu-intensive kernel work – Daniel Jordan
16:00 Soft Affinity for Workloads – Rohit Jain

I’ll add these to the plumbers schedule (if the author doesn’t already have an account, I’ll show up as the speaker, but please take the above list as definitive for actual speaker).

Looking forward to seeing you all at this exciting new event for Plumbers,

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New to Plumbers: Unconference on Friday https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/new-to-plumbers-unconference-on-friday/ https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/new-to-plumbers-unconference-on-friday/#respond Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:54:57 +0000 http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/?p=846 The hallway track is always a popular feature of Linux Plumbers Conference.  New ideas and solutions emerge all the time.  But sometimes you start a discussion, and want to pull others in before the conference ends, and just can’t quite make it work.

This year, we’re trying an experiment at Linux Plumbers and reserving a room for an unconference session on Friday,  so the ad hoc problem solving sessions for those topics with the most participant interest can be held.

If there is a topic you want to have a 1 hour discussion around,  please put it on the etherpad with:


Topic:  <something short>
Host(s): <person who will host the discussion>
Description:   <describe problem you want to talk about>


We’ll close down the topic page on Thursday night at 8pm,  and print the collected topics out on In the morning and post them in the room.     During the breakfast period (from 8 to 9am), those wanting to participate will be given four dots to vote.  Vote by placing a dot on the topics of interest until 8:45am.   Sessions will be scheduled as the one with the most dots first, and in descending order until we run out of sessions or time.

Schedule will be posted in the room on Friday morning.

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Linux Plumbers Conference Preliminary Schedule Published https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/linux-plumbers-conference-preliminary-schedule-published/ https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/linux-plumbers-conference-preliminary-schedule-published/#respond Wed, 06 Sep 2017 22:01:28 +0000 http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/?p=836 You can see the schedule by clicking on the ‘schedule’ tab above or by going to this url


If you’d like any changes, please email contact@linuxplumbersconf.org and we’ll see what we can do to accommodate your request.

Please also remember that the schedule is subject to change.

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Testing and Fuzzing Microconference Accepted into the Linux Plumbers Conference https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/testing-and-fuzzing-microconference-accepted-into-the-linux-plumbers-conference/ https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/testing-and-fuzzing-microconference-accepted-into-the-linux-plumbers-conference/#respond Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:04:56 +0000 http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/?p=826 We’re pleased to announce that newcomer Microconference Testing and Fuzzing will feature at Plumbers in Los Angeles this year.

The Agenda will feature the three fuzzers used for the Linux Kernel (Trinity, Syzkaller and Perf) along with discussion of formal verification tools, discussion of how to test stable trees, testing frameworks and also a discussion and demonstration of the drm/i915 checkin and test infrastructure.

Additionally, we will hold a session aimed at improving the testing process for linux-stable and distro kernels. Please plan to attend if you have input into how to integrate additional testing and make these kernels more reliable. Participants will include Greg Kroah-Hartman and major distro kernel maintainers.

For more details on this, please see this microconference’s wiki page.

We hope to see you there!

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Tracing/BPF Microconference Accepted into the Linux Plumbers Conference https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/tracingbpf-microconference-accepted-into-the-linux-plumbers-conference/ https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/tracingbpf-microconference-accepted-into-the-linux-plumbers-conference/#respond Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:51:59 +0000 http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/?p=791 Following on from the successful Tracing Microconference last year, we’re pleased to announce there will be a follow on at Plumbers in Los Angeles this year.

The agenda for this year will not focus only on tracing but also will include several topics around eBPF. As eBPF now interacts with tracing and there is still a lot of work to accomplish, such as building an infrastructure around the current tools to compile and utilize eBPF within the tracing framework. Topics outside of eBPF will include enhancing uprobes and tracing virtualize and layered environments. Of particular interest is new techniques to improve kernel to user space tracing integration. This includes usage of uftrace and better symbol resolution of user space addresses from within the kernel. Additionally there will be a discussion on challenges of real world use cases by non-kernel engineers.

For more details on this, please see this microconference’s wiki page.

We hope to see you there!

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Trusted Platform Module Microconference Accepted into the Linux Plumbers Conference https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/trusted-platform-module-microconference-accepted-into-the-linux-plumbers-conference/ https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/trusted-platform-module-microconference-accepted-into-the-linux-plumbers-conference/#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:01:32 +0000 http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/?p=781 Following on from the TPM Microconference last year, we’re pleased to announce there will be a follow on at Plumbers in Los Angeles this year.

The agenda for this year will focus on a renewed attempt to unify the 2.0 TSS; cryptosystem integration to make TPMs just work for the average user; the current state of measured boot and where we’re going; using TXT with TPM in Linux and using TPM from containers.

For more details on this, please see this microconference’s wiki page

We hope to see you there!

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Scheduler Workloads Microconference Accepted into the Linux Plumbers Conference https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/scheduler-workloads-microconference-accepted-into-the-linux-plumbers-conference/ https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/scheduler-workloads-microconference-accepted-into-the-linux-plumbers-conference/#respond Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:10:11 +0000 http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/?p=771 New to Linux Plumbers Conference this year, the Scheduler Workloads Microconference will focus on understanding various workloads and their impact on the Linux Kernel Scheduler. The objective is to initiate a cross organizational and architectural discussion involving currently available (or in development) benchmarks and their effectiveness in evaluating the scheduler for these workloads.

The agenda for this year will focus on sharing current workload and benchmark tools and traces and how these can be used to improve the various Linux subsystems, including power management and real time.  Given that benchmarking the Linux scheduler is a controversial topic and often depends on proprietary tools, we’ll also discuss how to develop fully open source tools and benchmarks for this.

For more details on this, please see this microconference’s wiki page.

We hope to see you there!

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Book Your Hotel for Plumbers by 18 August https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/book-your-hotel-for-plumbers-by-18-august/ https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/book-your-hotel-for-plumbers-by-18-august/#respond Thu, 03 Aug 2017 22:15:43 +0000 http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/?p=746 As a reminder, we have a block of rooms at the JW Marriott LA Live
available to attendees at the discounted conference rate of $259/night
(plus applicable taxes). High speed internet is included in the room rate.

Our discounted room rate expires on 5:00 pm PST on August 18. We encourage
you to book today!

Visit our Attend page for additional details.

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Late Registration Begins Soon https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/late-registration-begins-soon/ https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/late-registration-begins-soon/#comments Sat, 29 Jul 2017 19:21:55 +0000 http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/?p=736 The late registration for Linux Plumbers conference begins on 31 July. If you want to take advantage of the standard registration fees, register now on this link.

Standard registration is $550, late registration will be $650.

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