[Ksummit-discuss] [NOMINATION] Steven Rostedt

Steven Rostedt rostedt at goodmis.org
Mon Oct 16 21:26:06 UTC 2017

I'm throwing my name into the nomination list as I'm up for re-election.

Here's my statement:

Steven has been professionally working on the Linux kernel since 2001. He's
the maintainer of the tracing subsystem, and has been very involved in the
development of the PREEMPT_RT patch set. He has improved the Linux scheduler,
and works to improve the performance of other subsystems when he discovers
inefficiencies. He is the creator of "make localmodconfig" as well as
"ktest.pl" which is a testing framework to help other kernel developers set up
their testing infrastructure.

Over the last ten years, Steven has been giving talks all over the world at various
conferences. He works hard in trying to bridge the gap between developers that
normally do not interact with each other, in an effort to make the Linux kernel
ecosystem work more in harmony.

One of Steven's first contributions as a TAB member was to improve the
TAB election process by including statements from all nominees to be
posted in a central location such that the election is less of a
popularity contest and give the nominees a chance to express themselves
for what they want to achieve while on the TAB.

Steven's focus in the TAB has been to find new ways to have kernel developers
be able to interact with non kernel developers. He has joined the Linux
Plumber's Program Committee and with his influence on the TAB, he is working to
make Linux Plumbers and Kernel Summit more coupled in the future. Steven has
been making a lot of headway in this regard, and is hoping to have another
term on the TAB to continue his objectives.

-- Steve

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