The 2012 Kernel Summit was held in San Diego, CA, USA, over three days,
27-29 August. As with the 2011 Kernel
Summit in Prague (and following on from discussions at the 2010 Kernel Summit), the
2012 summit followed a different format
from the ten previous summits. For 2012, the event took the form of an
invitation-only plenary-session day followed by two days of minisummits
and additional technical sessions shared with the co-located 2012 Linux
Plumbers Conference that kicked off on 29 August; the agenda for days 1 and
3 can be found here.
(The ARM minisummit was something of an
exception to this format: it ran for two days, starting on the same day as
the plenary sessions.)
Main summit, day 1
The first day of the Kernel Summit, on 27 August, consisted of plenary
sessions attended by around 80 invitees. Among the topics were the
Main summit, day 2
Main summit, day 3
- Module signing; toward a way to
finally get this feature into the kernel.
- Kernel summit feedback; how did the
event work out this year, and what changes should be made for future
ARM minisummit, day 1
The first day of this year's Kernel Summit coincided with day one of the
ARM minisummit. Given that the "minisummit" spanned two days, there was
talk of false advertising, but there was lots to cover.
- Secure monitor API: how best to
support the secure monitor mode
across a wide variety of processors.
- Stale platform deprecation: some ARM platform support has
clearly not been used for years; how do we clean out the cruft?
- Virtualization is coming to ARM, but
brings some issues of its own.
- DMA mapping has seen a lot of work in
the last year, but there is still a fair amount to be done.
ARM minisummit, day 2
Linux Security Summit
Notes from others
Michael would like to thank the Linux Foundation for supporting his
travel to San Diego for this event; Jake would like to thank LWN
subscribers for the same.
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