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Tuesday, October 6 • 17:40 - 18:00
Keynote: Linux Kernel SoC Support Mainlining Tips (By a Bunch of Other French People) - Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons

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Over the last three years, Free Electrons has consistently been in the top 20 companies contributing to the Linux kernel by number of included patches. With only 6 full time engineers, we managed to push several hundreds of patches to the mainline Linux kernel to add or improve support for various ARM processors.

In this keynote, we'd like to share our experience on this mainlining effort, highlight the key factors leading to that success and the common obstacles to overcome.  Hopefully other companies or organizations that would like to work with the upstream Linux kernel
community can gather tips and start contributing more efficiently.

And of course, we'll be explaining why we refer to ourselves as "a
bunch of other french people"!

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Thomas Petazzoni

CTO and Embedded Linux Engineer, Free Electrons
Thomas Petazzoni is CTO and embedded Linux engineer at Free Electrons. He contributes to the support of Marvell ARM processors in the Linux kernel, and is a major contributor to the Buildroot embedded Linux build system. As part of his Buildroot work, Thomas has done extensive contributions to the code building cross-compilation toolchains and the code importing existing cross-compilation toolchains in Buildroot.

Tuesday October 6, 2015 17:40 - 18:00

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