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Current State of the Linux Kernel

Greg Kroah-Hartman, Kernel Hacker, SuSE Labs / Novell

Track: Linux
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Location: Portland 256

This presentation covers the current status of the Linux kernel development process, including how the development process is changing, and the new and upcoming features that are going to be added soon.

Other topics to be covered are:

  • How the "no development tree" situation is working out.
  • Who is doing all of the kernel development work, and what major trends are happening in this area.
  • What new features have been recently added to the kernel, and what is coming in the near future?