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Monday, October 5 • 11:30 - 12:20
Kernel Maintainership: An Oral Tradition - Gregory Clement, Free Electrons

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Being a Linux kernel maintainer involves knowing about a large number of implicit or unwritten rules. This talk is an attempt to make such rules more explicit and through this, help both new maintainers and contributors. By having a better knowledge of these rules, they will have a better understanding on how and when to send their contributions.


First we will start with a reminder of what the role of a maintainer is and how to get involved. Then we will see the process through which a patch gets accepted. And finally the interaction with the other maintainers both horizontally (the ones from parallel subsystem or the co-maintainers) and vertically (from the upper or bottom subsystems) will be discussed.


The talk will be illustrated by real examples and by the tools used to ease this work.

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Gregory Clement

Embedded Linux Software Engineer, Free Electrons
Gregory Clement is an embedded Linux engineer and trainer at Free Electrons since 2010. He has 15 years of on the field experience in porting and operating embedded Linux on many hardware architectures. He is currently involved in the integration of Marvell Armada 370/375/38x/39x/XP and the new ARM64 37xx/7K/8K SoC support in the mainline Linux kernel, acting as co-maintainer for the mvebu ARM sub-architecture (which includes the orion5x... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2015 11:30 - 12:20
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