VFIO/IOMMU/PCI Microconference Accepted into Linux Plumbers Conference

Following on from the successful PCI Microconference at Plumbers last year we’re pleased to announce a follow on this year with an expanded scope.

The agenda this year will focus on overlap and common development between VFIO/IOMMU/PCI subsystems, and in particular how consolidation of the shared virtual memory(SVM) API can drive an even tighter coupling between them.

This year we will also focus on user visible aspects such as using SVM to share page tables with devices and reporting I/O page faults to userspace in addition to discussing PCI and IOMMU interfaces and potential improvements.

For more details on this, please see this microconference’s wiki page.

We hope to see you there!

Power Management and Energy-awareness Microconference Accepted into Linux Plumbers Conference

Following on from the successful Power Management and Energy-awareness at Plumbers last year we’re pleased to announce a follow on this year.

The agenda this year will focus on a range of topics including CPUfreq core improvements and schedutil governor extensions, how to best use scheduler signals to balance energy consumption and performance and user space interfaces to control capacity and utilization estimates.  We’ll also discuss selective throttling in thermally constrained systems, runtime PM for ACPI, CPU cluster idling and the possibility to implement resume from hibernation in a bootloader.

For more details on this, please see this microconference’s wiki page.

We hope to see you there!

Containers Microconference accepted into Linux Plumbers Conference

Following on from the Containers Microconference last year, we’re pleased to announce there will be a follow on at Plumbers in Los Angeles this year.

The agenda for this year will focus on unsolved issues and other problem areas in the Linux Kernel Container interfaces with the goal of allowing all container runtimes and orchestration systems to provide enhanced services.  Of particular interest is the unprivileged use of container APIs in which we can use both to enable self containerising applications as well as to deprivilege (make more secure) container orchestration systems.  In addition we will be discussing the potential addition of new namespaces: (LSM for per-container security modules; IMA for per-container integrity and appraisal, file capabilities to allow setcap binaries to run within unprivileged containers)

For more details on this, please see this microconference’s wiki page.

We hope to see you there!

Early Bird Rate Registration Ending Soon

A reminder that our Early Bird registration rate is ending soon. The last day at the Early Bird rate of 400$ is Sunday June 18th. We are also almost sold out of Early Bird slots (15% left of our quota). Get yours soon!
Starting June 19th registration will be at the regular rate of 550$.
Please see the Attend page for info.

RDMA Microconference Accepted into the Linux Plumbers Conference

Following on from the successful RDMA Microconference last year, which resulted in a lot of fruitful discussions we’re pleased to announce there will be a follow on at Plumbers in Los Angeles this year.

In addition to looking at the usual kernel core gaps and ABI issues, Documentation and testing, we’ll also be looking at new fabrics (including NVME), challenges to implement virtual RDMA device and integration possibilities with netdev.

For more details on this, please see this microconference’s wiki page.

Linux Kernel Memory Model Workshop Accepted into Linux Plumbers Conference

A good understanding of the Linux kernel memory model is essential for a great many kernel-hacking and code-review tasks.  Unfortunately, the current documentation (memory-barriers.txt) has been said to frighten small children, so this workshop’s goal is to demystify this memory model, including hands-on demos of the tools, help installing/running the tools, and help constructing appropriate litmus tests.  These tools should go a long way toward the ultimate goal of automating the process of using memory models to frighten small children.

For more information, please see this microconference’s wiki page.  For those who like getting a head start, this page also includes information on downloading and installing the tools, the memory model, and thousands of pre-existing litmus tests.  (Collect the whole set!!!) We also welcome experience reports from early adopters of these tools.

We hope to see you there!

Today is the very last day for Plumbers refereed track submissions

The submission site

https://linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/ocw/events/LPC2017TALKS/proposals

Will close at midnight pacific tonight

 

Submission deadline for Linux Plumbers Conference refereed track proposals extended by a week

The deadline for submitting refereed track proposals for the 2017 Linux Plumbers Conference has been extended until 13 May at 11:59PM Pacific Time.  The refereed track will have 50-minute presentations on a specific aspect of Linux “plumbing” (e.g. core libraries, media creation/playback, display managers, init systems, kernel APIs/ABIs, etc.) that are chosen by the LPC committee to be given during all three days of the conference.

Android/Mobile Microconference Accepted into Linux Plumbers Conference

Android continues to find interesting new applications and problems to
solve, both within and outside the mobile arena.  Mainlining continues
to be an area of focus, as do a number of areas of core Android
functionality, including the kernel.  Other areas where there is ongoing
work include eBPF, Lowmemory alternatives, the Android emulator, and
SDCardFS.

For the latest details, please see this microconference’s wiki page

http://wiki.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017:android_mobile

We hope to see you there!

Registration for Linux Plumbers Conference is Now Open

The 2017 Linux Plumbers Conference organizing committee is pleased to announce that the registration for this year’s conference is now open. Information on how to register can be found here. Registration prices and cutoff dates are published in the ATTEND page. A reminder that we are following a quota system to release registration slots. Therefore the early registration rate will remain in effect until early registration closes on June 18 2017, or the quota limit (150) is reached, whatever comes earlier. As usual, contact us if you have questions.