Sep 9 – 11, 2019
Europe/Lisbon timezone

Being Kernel Maintainer at Oracle - Lessons & Challenges.

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Esmerelda/room-I&II (Corinthia Hotel Lisbon)


Corinthia Hotel Lisbon



Linux kernel maintenance is widely spoken topic at many conferences. Yet, it has it's own complex share of problems which are unique to maintainers, sub-systems and Organizations.

Oracle has a very Open and challenging environment but with access to a lot of information and knowledge about our customer's products and strategies, it can very tricky for a kernel maintainer especially the challenges it brings and also the need to keep a keen eye on internal and public discussions.

In this talk, I would like to share my experiences of being a Kernel Maintainer at Oracle. The topics that would be covered are:
- How we maintain the kernel(UEK)?
- How does the Kernel stay up-to-date (stable fixes)?
- How we handle KABI breakages and updates.
- How do we handle back-ports and Security fixes(CVE's).

In addition to the above, we would also like to talk about our Upstream tracking
project which essentially helps developers to keep their work up-to-date with mainline.

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