14:30 – CentOS: Taking the Excitement out of your Development Process
Speaker: Jim Perrin, CentOS Project Developer
Abstract: Developers and end users have enough to worry about without the operating system getting in the way. CentOS has a proven history for the x86/x86_64 platforms, and now we’re working to bring that same level of dedication to AArch64. We’ll demo installation, development tooling, containers, and discuss how everyone can be a part of the future improvements.
This session will be a chance for LAVA users to discuss things that are going right and things that are more challenging when using LAVA. The LAVA team will attend and hopefully address some of their concerns later in the week with the dispatcher refactoring session.
Thanks to an amazing community the Linux kernel is one of the most tested projects, or is it? Do systems like kernelci.org provide value? What is the current state of kernelci.org? Is there more we can do?
Automatically reducing the Linux kernel size may be achieved in
different ways. Using LTO (Link Time Optimization) is one such way with many advantages, but it also has major issues. A simpler alternative is linker section garbage collection. However, it turns out that even “simpler” solutions have their share of unsuspected pitfalls, especially on ARM. Those pitfalls and proposed solutions are the subjects of this discussion.
There has been recent work upstream to enable the LKP tests to build and execute on ARM platforms. The QA team has been involved with the integration of these tests into Linaroäó»s Automated Validation Architecture, and this presentation will provide a brief overview of the LKP results that have been obtained. It will also demonstrate useful way to compare the data.