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August 19-21 - Co-Located Events
August 21-23 - Conference
Hilton San Diego Bayfront - San Diego, CA
More information for Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America 2019
Wednesday, August 21 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Monsters, Ghosts, and Bugs: How to Choose a Kernel - Laura Abbott, Red Hat*

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Most users and developers don’t think too closely about what kernel is running, yet the kernel is a vital piece of software. There are many choices of what kernel to run, from a well-tested enterprise kernel to forward-looking community distributions to running your own compiled version. Each of these options has a use case and the choice of the kernel can have a big impact on your system. So how do you choose? The focus of this talk is the many ways a kernel can be maintained and what it means for consumers of that kernel. Emphasis will be given to the trade-offs of features vs. security vs. ease of management and mistakes you can make when maintaining a kernel.

Speakers
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Laura Abbott

Fedora Kernel Engineer, Red Hat
Laura is currently employed Red Hat as a Fedora Kernel Engineer. Her day-to-day work involves bug fixes, tending the Fedora kernel releases, and other development work for the benefit of Fedora.



Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Indigo D
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