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Wednesday, July 1 • 3:05pm - 3:55pm
KernelCI: How Patches Grow Up and Go to School - Khouloud Touil & Kevin Hilman, Baylibre

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This talk will give an overview of the open-source tools being created by the KernelCI project to help catch problems before they end up in the Linux kernel. Follow a patch from its toddler days on the mailing list through its “school-age” years of stress and testing in linux-next and mainline and its eventual “graduation” into a long-term stable (LTS) kernel. Throughout the lifecycle of a patch, there are many opportunities for testing, and we’ll discuss all the ways KernelCI is involved. There may even be stories of “grown-up” patches that need to go back to school.

We’ll cover the tooling used by KernelCI to build, boot and test the kernel, an overview of how a wide variety of hardware is used to validate the kernel, and how data is collected during each phase in order to provide reporting, analysis and visualization of results.

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Kevin Hilman

co-founder, Sr. Engineer, BayLibre
Kevin has been a Linux user since 1994, and a kernel hacker since 1999when he started writing drivers and working on kernel ports to new embedded platforms. He has been a driver/kernel developer for Equator Technologies, MontaVista, Texas Instruments, Linaro and currently a co-founder... Read More →

Khouloud Touil

Embedded Software Engineer, Baylibre
Khouloud is a junior embedded software engineer working for BayLibre in France. She has worked on a variety of embedded Linux based products, including VR headsets, contributes to the CI and automated testing (CIAT) project of Automotive Grade Linux and is also active in the new KernelCI... Read More →

Wednesday July 1, 2020 3:05pm - 3:55pm CDT
ELC Theater B