BoF track

BoFs can facilitate networking and partnership formation among subgroups, including functionally-oriented groups such as CEOs or geographically-oriented groups. BoFs generally allow for more audience interaction than the panel discussions typically seen at conventions; the discussions are not completely unguided, though, as there is still a discussion leader.

Proposals for this track

* A new V4L2 core framework: an overview and future plans

A new V4L2 core framework: an overview and future plans
BoF 08/11/2009
Hans Verkuil

* Audio BoF

Audio BoF
BoF 09/23/2009
Lennart Poettering

* Checkpoint/Restart BOF

Discuss design and plans for the ongoing implementation of Checkpoint/Restart in mainline linux
BoF 09/15/2009
Sukadev Bhattiprolu

* Data Center Bridging

Data Center Bridging
BoF 09/24/2009
Peter Waskiewicz

* DRBD 8.3 and Beyond

We aim for inclusion of DRBD 8.3 into Linux-2.6.32
BoF 08/11/2009
Philipp Reisner

* Issues with Linux and large NUMA/COMA factor architectures

This is a large SMP BoF where the speaker/moderator will be presenting his experience with performance issues and solutions employed on ScaleMP vSMP Foundation based large SMP/NUMA systems. These issues are relevant to other large SMP/NUMA architectures as well.
BoF 08/11/2009
Ravikiran Thirumalai

* BoF discussion

I) Milestones in LIO 3.1 since LPC 2008 *) A complete configfs enabled kernel-level codebase in lio-core-2.6.git consisting of a generic target engine (target_core_mod) and iSCSI Target fabric fabric module (iscsi_target_mod) including a fabric independent target engine and iSCSI Target python CLI API for real-time configuration and management of running Linux systems using k.o v2.6.3x code that is capable of scaling up to 10,000 unique virtual HBA+FILEIO objects and LIO-Target iSCSI fabric endpoints within a single KVM guest instance using 10 Gb/sec IOV capable hardware.
BoF 09/01/2009
Nicholas Bellinger


offsched is a platform aimed to assign an assignment to an offloaded processor. offloaded processor is a processor that is hot un-plugged from the operating system.
BoF 08/20/2009
raz ben yehuda

* Packaging Linux

BoF for Linux distributors involved in packaging the kernel
BoF 08/30/2009
Ben Hutchings

* Painless kernel - removing the HZ

The scheduler tick must die. The kernel has long had a “tickless” or “nohz” mechanism to shut down the timer tick when not needed, but this mechanism only works when idle, not when running. If every function currently polling from the timer tick could instead make use of an appropriate event, or just wait to get updated until the next time the kernel has work to do, the kernel could become entirely event-driven. An event-driven kernel would improve throughput by decreasing interruptions, improve latency by removing large non-preemptible regions, improve consistency by eliminating the primary source of jitter, and improve power savings by getting done and back to sleep sooner.
BoF 09/04/2009
Josh Triplett

* Paravirt I/O Drivers for Linux BoF

Paravirt I/O Drivers for Linux BoF
BoF 09/24/2009
Anthony Liguori

* Plug and play multiseat

Linux multiseat configurations hold the potential to get the cost per Linux user down to half or less of even the cheapest PCs. But can we make multiseat plug and play?
BoF 09/15/2009
Bernie Thompson

* Real Time Linux

Real Time Linux (and Raz Ben Yehuda's Offline Scheduler)
BoF 08/11/2009
Nivedita Singhvi, raz ben yehuda

* Virtual Ethernet switch enhancements and configuration

Linux Virtual Ethernet switch enhancements, configuration of management including embedded switches in NICs, support for MIBs and ACLs
BoF 08/19/2009
Vivek Kashyap