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October 31 - November 1 - Co-Located Events
October 28-30 - Conference
Lyon Convention Centre - Lyon, France
More information for Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2019
Tuesday, October 29 • 11:30 - 12:55
From an Idea to a Patch in the Linux Mainline - Marta Rybczynska, Independent (Limited Seating; First-Come; First-Served Basis)

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In the tutorial we're going to cover the basics of Linux kernel development, from the idea (or a bug found!) to the change integrated into the Linux mainline.

We'll start from setting up the environment: the Linux kernel source, the compiler and debugger. Options like embedded debugger and using virtual machines in case of kernel crashes will be taken into account too.

Then we'll cover the implementation of the patch, showing where to look for the information about APIs, how to correctly use the Linux coding style and write patch descriptions. The audience will also learn about the unit test mechanism and testing in the kernel in general.

Then we're going to move to the process of getting the patch to the mainline: starting from where and how to send it. One of the scary points for new developers is the review process and we're going to demystify it.

Pre-requirements: C coding, usage of Makefiles. No previous Linux kernel development experience necessary.

Speakers
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Marta Rybczynska

NA, Independent
Marta Rybczynska has network security background and 15 years of experience in embedded development. She has been working with embedded operating systems like Linux and various real-time ones, system libraries and frameworks up to user interfaces. Her specialties are architecture-specific... Read More →



Tuesday October 29, 2019 11:30 - 12:55
Bellecour 1
  • Session Slides Included Yes