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Tuesday, October 4 • 11:15 - 12:05
Firefighting Linux Kernel Regressions - Thorsten Leemhuis, Heise Medien GmbH

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Learn how to improve Linux by testing new kernels and fighting regressions. Both is easy and in your own interest, as the kernel (which is at the heart of any Linux system) constantly changes. Those changes sometimes break things that used to work; in other cases the performance suffers. These regressions are annoying, but can be fixed easily – however only when noticed and investigated early enough, as it gets way harder to revert a change once it makes it into a new kernel release.

This talk and its live demo will show you how to quickly test upcoming kernel releases without messing up your system. It will also explain how to report problems in case you find any. While covering those areas Thorsten will share some insights he learned while tracking regressions for the Linux kernel versions 4.7 and 4.8.

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Thorsten Leemhuis

Writer, c't
Thorsten works as editor for Heise Medien, which publishes the German c't magazine and runs the tech news site heise.de. For both he writes a column called "Kernel Log", which regularly discusses developments in the Linux kernel and areas close to it. Thorsten also was a major Fedora contributor a few years ago and did regression tracking for Linux 4.7 and 4.8. He regularly speaks about Kernel development at various German open source... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2016 11:15 - 12:05
Charlottenburg III