Session Abstract

26 million lines of code. 750,000 commits. 61,000 files. "Continuous integration and deployment of the Linux kernel is impossible", they said. We believe its definitely within reach.

The Continuous Kernel Integration (CKI) project wants to fundamentally change the kernel developer workflow by adding continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD). In this talk, the audience will embark on a journey of triumph and tragedy through the experiences of a small team at Red Hat.

Major Hayden, principal software engineer at Red Hat, will explain how kernels are built and tested within the CKI infrastructure and what testing is already in place today. He will take a deep dive into the infrastructure components (including Gitlab, Jenkins, and containers) and the optimizations that allow for rapid testing of the Linux kernel. Members of the audience will also learn how they can get involved in the project.

Session Speakers

Major Hayden

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Principal Software Engineer (Red Hat)

Major Hayden is a principal software engineer at Red Hat and he is the technical lead for the Continuous Kernel Integration (CKI) project. He spends most of his day wrestling with kernel tests on various architectures using GitLab, Python, and OpenShift. He maintains a technical blog at https://major.io and tinkers with amateur radio (callsign: W5WUT).

Major Hayden

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Principal Software Engineer (Red Hat)

Major Hayden is a principal software engineer at Red Hat and he is the technical lead for the Continuous Kernel Integration (CKI) project. He spends most of his day wrestling with kernel tests on various architectures using GitLab, Python, and OpenShift. He maintains a technical blog at https://major.io and tinkers with amateur radio (callsign: W5WUT).