Author Archives: Steven Rostedt

Update on the Microconference situation

Unfortunately we still do not know the total cost of the 4th track yet. We are still in the process of looking at the costs of adding another room, but we do not want to delay the acceptance of topics to Microconferences any further. We have decided to accept all pending Microconferences with one caveat. […]

Awesome amount of Microconference submissions!

The Call-for-Proposals for Microconferences has come to a close, and with that, this year’s list of Microconferences is to be decided. A Microconference is a 3 and a half hour session with a half hour break (giving a total of 3 hours of content). Linux Plumbers has three Microconference tracks running per day, with each […]

Tracing MC CFP

The Linux kernel has grown in complexity over the years. Complete understanding of how it works via code inspection has become virtually impossible. Today, tracing is used to follow the kernel as it performs its complex tasks. Tracing is used today for much more than simply debugging. Its framework has become the way for other […]

All microconferences are now accepting topics!

Here are the list of microconferences at the 2023 Linux Plumbers Conference: Kernel Testing & Dependability Containers and checkpoint/restore Linux Kernel Debugging Live Patching Real-time and Scheduling RISC-V Confidential Computing Rust Build Systems Android VFIO/IOMMU/PCI Compute eXpress Link Internet of Things Tracing Power Management and Thermal Control KVM Some of the above already have a […]

The Ideal Microconference Topic Session

The Linux Plumbers’ microconference is a three and a half hour session focused on one general focus area. It can be on Android, power management, tracing, real-time or any of the other many subsystems in the Linux ecosystem. These sessions are broken up into smaller topics that are highly focused work meetings with the goal […]

Real-time and Scheduling Microconference CFP

The real-time and scheduling micro-conference joins these two intrinsically connected communities to discuss the next steps together. Over the past decade, many parts of PREEMPT_RT have been included in the official Linux codebase. Examples include real-time mutexes, high-resolution timers, lockdep, ftrace, RCU_PREEMPT, threaded interrupt handlers, and more. The number of patches that need integration has […]

That’s a wrap! Thanks everyone for Linux Plumbers 2022

Thank you to everyone that attended Linux Plumbers 2022 both in person or virtually. After two years of being 100% virtual due to the pandemic, we were able to have a very successful hybrid conference, with 418 people registering in-person where 401 attended (96%), and 361 registered virtually and 320 who actually participated online (89%), […]

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Microconference Accepted into 2021 Linux Plumbers Conference

We are pleased to announce that the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Microconference has been accepted into the 2021 Linux Plumbers Conference. Creating diverse communities requires effort and commitment to creating inclusive and welcoming spaces. Recognizing that communities which adopt inclusive language and actions attract and retain more individuals from diverse backgrounds, the Linux kernel community […]

GPU/media/AI buffer management and interop Microconference Accepted into 2021 Linux Plumbers Conference

We are pleased to announce that the GPU/media/AI buffer management and interop Microconference has been accepted into the 2021 Linux Plumbers Conference. The Linux GPU subsystem has long had three major tenets: Kernel mediation, validation, submission, and scheduling of GPU jobs Implicit synchronisation between multiple user space accessors Open-source user space Forthcoming hardware makes the […]

Android Microconference Accepted into 2021 Linux Plumbers Conference

We are pleased to announce that the Android Microconference has been accepted into the 2021 Linux Plumbers Conference. The past Android microconferences have been centered around the idea that it was primarily a synchronization point between the Android kernel team and the rest of the community to inform them on what they have been doing. […]

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