LKMM overview

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Quick overview of Linux kernel memory model: How to install and use


This overview will provide a very brief review of the Linux kernel memory model (LKMM) purpose, installation instructions, litmus tests construction, and other hints.

Slides containing this information will be posted ahead of time, allowing participants to install and run this tool at their own pace.

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    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.