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Tuesday, September 17 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
An Update on the Linux Backports Project - Luis R. Rodriguez, Qualcomm Atheros

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The Linux kernel backports project has undergone a lot of changes through time. We keep getting better at backporting, this allows us to keep developers engaged on linux-next development. We now have infrastructure to let us test compilation across all supported kernels within 30 minutes, when dowe end the support of a kernel though? We have evolved the framework considerably and keep adding new subsystems and drivers. Where do we stop, are there real technical limitations, which are they? Can changes on the way we do development upstream help?

This talk is designed for Linux upstream developers to get an idea of how the project does backporting, understand the most difficult challenges we face, and to help streamline a message we are comfortable in sending to users and consumers of the releases.

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Luis R. Rodriguez

Luis started hacking on the kernel since 2.6.5 through the first 802.11g driver upstream on the kernel, prism54. Since then he's moved on to address regulatory considerations on Linux and then a slew of 802.11 driver updates. Luis also maintains the Linux kernel backports project used to automatically backport a slew of different Linux kernel subsystems. Luis is now helping SUSE with Linux world domination, giving love to subsystems that need it... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Celestin B

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