Topics of Interest from the MM Summit
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This presentation will cover the highlights of the discussions of the most recent MM the summit and summarize their aftermath both on the mailing list and upstream.
The MM summit, held as part of the larger LSF/MM summit gathers the leading memory management developers to get down to the bits and bytes of burning issues and solve them by having a discussion in a forum of other memory management hackers. As Jon Corbet puts it: “The LSF/MM Summit is arguably the most severely technical event on many kernel developers’ schedules.”
This presentation will cover the highlights of the discussions in the summit, and will summarize their aftermath both on the mailing list and upstream. It will also provide insight into various topics by expanding on various “extended hallway track” sessions that happened during the summit.
Sasha is the maintainer of the Native Linux KVM Tools, a from-scratch implementation of a KVM hypervisor designed to live inside the kernel tree. Sasha is currently employed by Oracle, working in the Ksplice group which provides rebootless security updates to the Linux kernel. Previously he worked in Host Dynamics which provided the ability to dynamically shape the size of virtual guests according to their needs in a given moment. Before that, he worked in the Israeli army’s cryptography unit.