[Reporting by LWN.net Executive Editor Jonathan Corbet]
The 2003 Kernel Developers summit was held July 21 and 22 in
Ottawa, immediately before the Ottawa Linux Symposium. Nearly 70
developers attended the invitation-only event and discussed numerous topics
relevant to the ongoing development of the Linux kernel. LWN editor
Jonathan Corbet was there, and has documented most of the sessions below.
- The requirements panel; a six-member
panel representing large Linux vendors and users discussed their
wishes for future Linux kernel developments.
- High availability; a session led
by Lars Marowsky-Brée on what Linux needs to better support
- Workload management, led by
- NUMA management, led by Andi Kleen.
- Error and event logging, a session
led by Suparna Bhattacharya.
- I/O clustering; Gerrit Huizenga ran
a session on improving file write performance.
- ACPI and power management, a discussion
of power issues, hardware management, and sysfs led by Andrew Grover
and Pat Mochel.
- Greg Kroah-Hartman discussed his udev utility as a way of replacing
devfs. LWN covered udev back in April,
and it has changed little since. About the only news was the
announcement that a persistent device naming and permissions scheme is
in the works and will be added soon.
- Five-minute brainstorming; a free-form
session where kernel developers could quickly present ideas or
concerns. This session ended with Linus talking a bit about the 2.6.0
release and the eventual 2.7 fork.
Tuesday's sessions included:
The traditional kernel summit group photo is
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