LLVM Microconference Accepted into 2015 Linux Plumbers Conference

This microconference will cover all things LLVM related to Linux. Discussions will range from progress in compiling the Linux kernel (and changes in clang/LLVM) to support of clang in yocto, and even to compiling an entire distro with clang (while also using the “musl” replacement for glibc and uclibc). The topics will also include LLVM being used for bug hunting and for the extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF). More topics and speakers will of course be added. If you have an LLVM-related discussion you would like to lead up, please contact Behan Webster <behanw@converseincode.com>.

Android/Mobile Microconference Accepted into 2015 Linux Plumbers Conference

As with 2014 and several years prior, 2015 is the year of the Linux smartphone. There are a number of mobile/embedded environments based on the Linux kernel, the most prominent of course being Android. One consequence of this prominence is a variety of projects derived from Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which raises the question of how best to manage them, and additionally if it is possible to run a single binary image of the various software components across a variety of devices. In addition, although good progress has been made upstreaming various Android patches, there is more work to be done for ADF, KMS, and Sync, among others. Migrating from Binder to KDBus is still a challenge, as are a number of other candidates for removal from drivers/staging. There are also issues remaining with ION, cenalloc, and DMA API. Finally, power management is still in need of improvement, with per-process power management being a case in point.

So when is the year of the Linux desktop? It seems that these developers are too busy working on mobile devices to have time to ask that question!

We hope to see you there!

Development Tools Tutorial Accepted into 2015 Linux Plumbers Conference

In a departure from prior Plumbers tradition, we are pleased to announce not a Development Tools Microconference, but rather a set of Development Tools tutorials, including interactive tutorials, demos, and short presentations. Topics include Coccinelle (Julia Lawall), testing and debugging tools (Shuah Khan), issues with copying and pasting Linux kernel code (Michael Godfrey), and LLVM/clang and the Linux kernel (Behan Webster).

Given how important tools are to productivity of developers and the quality of their code, the time devoted to these tutorials promises to be time well spent!

Come and find out how to use the tools you have heard about! We hope to see you there!

Registration for LPC 2015 Is Now Open

The 2015 Linux Plumbers Conference organizing committee is pleased to announce that the registration for this year’s conference is now open. The conference will be taking place in Seattle, Washington, USA, August 19th through August 21st. Information on how to register can be found on the ATTEND page. Registration prices and cutoff dates are also published in the ATTEND page. As usual, contact us if you have questions.

Containers Microconference Accepted into 2015 Linux Plumbers Conference

Over the past year, the advent of Docker has further increased the level of Containers excitement. Additional points of Containers interest include the LXC 1.1 release (which includes CRIU checkpoint/restore, in-container systemd support, and feature-set compatibility across systemd, sysvinit, and upstart), the recently announced merger of OpenVZ and Cloud server, and progress in the kernel namespace and cgroups infrastructure.

The goal of this microconference is to get these diverse groups together to discuss the long-standing issue of container device isolation, live migration, security features such as user namespaces, and the dueling-systemd challenges stemming from running systemd both within containers and on the host OS (see “The Grumpy Editor’s guide to surviving the systemd debate” for other systemd-related topics).

Please join us for a timely and important discussion!

Energy-Aware Scheduling and CPU Power Management Microconference Accepted into 2015 Linux Plumbers Conference

Energy efficiency has received considerable attention, for example, the microconference at last year’s Plumbers.  However, despite another year’s worth of vigorous efforts, there is still quite a bit left to be desired in Linux’s power management and in its energy-aware scheduling in particular, hence this year’s microconference.

This microconference will look at progress on frequency/performance scaling, thermal management, ACPI power management, device-tree representation of power-management features, energy-aware scheduling, management of power domains, integration of system-wide with runtime power management, and of course measurement techniques and tools.

We hope to see you there!

Checkpoint/Restart Microconference Accepted into 2015 Linux Plumbers Conference

Checkpoint/restart technology is the basis for live migration as well as its traditional use to take a snapshot of a long-running job. This microconference will focus on the C/R project called CRIU and will bring together people from Canonical, CloudLinux, Georgia Institute of Technology, Google, Parallels, and Qualcomm to discuss CRIU integration with the various containers projects, its use on Android, performance and testing issues and, of course, to show some live demoes.  See the Checkpoint/Restart wiki for more information.

Please join us for a timely and important discussion!

 

LPC 2015 Call for Microconference Proposals

The LPC 2015 Planning Committee has opened the submissions for Microconference Proposals. Please review the instructions on our Participate page carefully, because this year we have implemented a few new changes to the process. We look forward to your proposals!

As usual if you have any questions, please contact us.

LPC 2015 Call for Refereed Presentations

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Refereed Presentations for the Linux Plumbers Conference 2015 is now open. Please follow the instructions on our Participate page. Just like in the past, the Refereed Presentation track is shared with LinuxCon North America which will take place August 17 – 19 at the same location. In particular, the LPC specific refereed presentations will be scheduled on the overlap day, August 19, 2015. Mark your calendar!

If you have any questions, please contact the LPC planning committee.

Welcome to the 2015 Edition of the Linux Plumbers Conference!

The 2015 LPC planning committee is pleased to announce that the planning for this year’s edition of the Linux Plumbers Conference has started. The conference will take place in Seattle, Washington USA from Wednesday August 19 to Friday August 21, 2015, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.
We hope to see you there for a very productive set of discussions!