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Tuesday, June 30 • 12:25pm - 1:15pm
Safeguards in the Stable Kernel Process - Sasha Levin, Microsoft

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There is a common misconception that while Linus's tree is heavily tested and validated, the Stable and LTS trees aren't reviewed or tested at all. This talk aims to change this misconception.

In reality, Stable trees are not only heavily tested, but the testing they are being subjected to is much more similar to "real world" workloads that the kernel will have to endure once it's released.

We will go over every step a patch goes from the point it's sent to the mailing list, to after it was included in a stable tree, highlighting the process which makes it very difficult to introduce bugs into the Stable trees.


Sasha Levin

Software Engineer, Google
Sasha helps maintain the Linux Kernel Stable and LTS trees. He is currently employed by Google where he helps make Linux better. Previously, Sasha was employed by Microsoft and the Ksplice team in Oracle.

Tuesday June 30, 2020 12:25pm - 1:15pm CDT
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