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Thursday, February 19 • 10:00am - 10:50am
How to Get Your Favorite Kernel Feature Into a Linux Distribution - Christoph Lameter

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We often want some special features or a fix to be available in a standard Linux Kernel. This talk describes what was done to get certain features into the Redhat 7 release. Doing so involved work at multiple levels (linux kernel, subsystem specialists, Red Hat developers, and many personal relationships) and became quite a complex undertaking since there were also out of tree third party kernel modules involved. At the end we ended up with almost everything we needed in the distro.

The process is a bit demanding because it requires both the skill to communicate in various contexts as well as technological expertise for the design and understanding of what could address one's need. Compromises occurr on the way but at the end one wants to have their bases covered.

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Christoph Lameter

Christoph Lameter is working as a lead in research and development for an algorithmic trading company in Chicago. and maintains the slab allocators and the per cpu subsystems. Over time he contributed to a number of Linux projects. As a kernel developer at SGI he helped pioneer the use of Linux for Supercomputing and developed the necessary kernel capabilities for HPC applications.

Thursday February 19, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
Alexander Valley Ballroom I

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