SFO15-210: Kernel Mainline Status of Mobile Chipsets

SFO15-210: Kernel Mainline Status of Mobile Chipsets
Speaker: Tim Bird
Date: September 22, 2015

★ Session Description ★
In this session, Tim Bird will discuss the mainline status of several ARM SoCs used in mobile products. The average phone uses kernel software that is 3 years old, 20 versions behind mainline, and has 1 to 3 million lines of code out-of-tree. Tim will describe the “Device Mainlining” project of the Linux foundation CE Workgroup, which seeks to address this problem. Some of the activities of this project are:
* publishing tools for mainline analysis
* finding big areas where multiple vendors have code out of tree
* identifying institutional barriers to corporate developer mainlining, and addressing them through education, training, and collaboration
* working with upstream to address deficient sub-systems or needed maintainer assistance
It is hoped that discussion will ensue about ways to continue enhancing this work, to get more SoC code mainlined.

★ Resources ★
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r5yBvqCuSQ
Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/linaroorg/sfo15210-kernel-mainline-status-of-mobile-chipsets
Etherpad: pad.linaro.org/p/sfo15-210
Pathable: https://sfo15.pathable.com/meetings/302842

★ Event Details ★
Linaro Connect San Francisco 2015 – #SFO15
September 21-25, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel