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Wednesday, October 5 • 15:40 - 16:30
Kernel Development - I Still Think We Have a Scaling Problem - Wolfram Sang, Consultant

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An often heard statement from the media regarding the Linux Kernel development cycle: "The overall picture ... is one of a development process that continues to function like a relatively well-tuned machine. The number of contributors continues to increase, the patch flow is steady, and there do not appear to be many process-scalability issues in sight." (LWN on May 11th, 2016). While I agree that we do a great job, I don't think all is well, especially when it comes to scalability. Two years ago, I already gave a talk to point out some issues. So, let's see if we got any better in these areas or if we need a "Linuxbleed" or "Kernelshock" before these areas change.

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Wolfram Sang

Kernel Developer, Consultant
Wolfram Sang has been working as a Linux kernel developer for embedded systems since 2008. He maintains the I2C subsystem and works as a consultant, mainly for the Renesas Upstream Kernel Team. Programming since his childhood, he still hacks his machines from the 80s, especially the C64. When not using computers, he is interested in ecological topics, likes cooking and tries to keep his Japanese alive. He has spoken at various conferences like... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 15:40 - 16:30
Charlottenburg III
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