[Ksummit-discuss] Kernel Summit / Maintainer's Summit Agenda

Theodore Ts'o tytso at mit.edu
Mon Oct 23 13:11:54 UTC 2017

Hi, the Kernel Summit and Maintainer's Summit is attached below.  The
sessions are subject to change; the authoratative version will be
available at:


Note that there are unconference slots available; if you are
interested in dynamically scheduling one of those slots, please send
e-mail to ksummit-discuss with "[UNCONFERENCE]" in the subject line
proposing a talking and preferred time slot.

There are still two empty maintainer's session slots.  There were a
few expressed topics that had some interest --- including two for
"feature ABI gates".  However, Linus has said, "No, no, no."  If
people want to try to convince him otherwise, feel free to jump on
that thread on ksummit-discuss from mid-August[1]...

[1] https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/500x/80611817/wait-let-me-get-some-popcorn-first-ok-go-on.jpg

    	       		       	    		      - Ted


Note: The Kernel Summit sessions are open to anyone with a Open Source
Summit or Maintainer's Summit badge.

With the exception of the OSS events noted below, the Kernel Summit
events will be held in the Athens room.

 9:00 (OSS Keynotes)
10:25 Coffee Break 
10:55 Pulling away from the tracing ABI quicksand (Mathieu Desnoyers, Steve Rostedt)
11:45 Printk redesign (Petr Mladek & Steve Rostedt)
12:25 Lunch
14:05 (OSS Kernel Panel)
14:55 Power Management (Rafael J. Wysocki)
15:35 Coffee Break 
16:05 Kernel Documentation (Mauro Carvalho, Jon Corbet)
16:55 Restartable Sequences (Mathieu Desnoyers)

Onsite Attendee reception 5:35pm


 9:00 (OSS Keynotes)
10:15 (OSS Conversation with Linus)
10:35 Coffee break
11:05 Improve regression tracking (Thorsten Leemuis)
11:55 Kselftest use-cases (Shuah Khan)
12:35 lunch
14:15 Kernel Security (James Morris)
15:05 Kernel developer security hygiene (Konstantin Ryabitsev)
15:45 Coffee break
16:15 TBA
17:05 TAB Elections

All-Attendee reception 6pm

Topics that were discussed, maybe unconference talks?

* Mobile phones
* Improving Kconfig
* Bug reporting feedback loop
* Developing across multiple areas of the kernel?

Maintainers Summit  -- Thursday

 8:00 am Breakfast
 9:00 am Agenda Bashing
 9:30 am Improve regression tracking
10:00 am Bash the kernel maintainers
10:30 am Android Kernel Issues (drivers, long-term stable)
11:00 am What is Linus Happy/Unhappy about?
11:30 am 
12:00 am 
12:30 pm Lunch

Topics that were discussed:

Bug reporting feedback loop -- vote
Driver and/or module versions
Developing across multiple areas of the kernel -- vote
Improve regression tracking
ABI feature gates -- vote x2 (but Linus has said "absolutely not")

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