Linux Plumbers Conference 2012 » glikely Just another WordPress site Wed, 07 Nov 2012 09:58:36 +0000 en hourly 1 Draft Schedule Available Thu, 02 Aug 2012 22:55:45 +0000 glikely On behalf of the planning committee, I’m pleased to announce that the draft schedule is now available:

Please note, this schedule is draft only and will definitely change between now and the week before the conference. Please send feedback to

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Microconference Topics Announced **UPDATED** Fri, 27 Jul 2012 05:57:09 +0000 glikely Hello Fellow Plumbers,

The LPC Program Committee is pleased to announce the following list of topics for our microconferences. As you can see we have a wide range of issues to tackle and this year’s Linux Plumbers Conference is shaping up to be a great event. I’d also like to remind everyone that the regular registration cost of $350 ends this Saturday, July 28th. After that it goes up to $450. If you haven’t already registered, do so now to get the lower price!

Audio - Mark Brown and Takashi Iwai

Core OS - Kay Sievers and Lennert Pottering

Constraints – Mark Gross

Containers - Kir Kolyshkin

File and Storage Systems - Ric Wheeler and Chris Mason

Morning Sessions Focused on Management & Configuration:

  • System Storage Manager: A single tool to manage your storage – Lukas Czerner
  • Storage Management API‘s – Tony Asleson
  • Anaconda, Snapper and booting – Peter Jones, Matthias G. Eckermann, David Cantrell

Afternoon Session on File System Topics:

  • Local File Systems – Chris Mason & Ric Wheeler
  • Hinting vs Heuristics: Plumbing I/O Cache Hints Through the Linux Storage Stack – Dan Williams
  • NFS advanced projects – Jeff Layton, Bruce Fields, Chuck Lever

Networking - Tom Herbert

Real-Time - Paul McKenney

Scaling - Paul McKenney and Mathieu Desnoyers

Scheduler - Vincent Guittot and Amit Kucheria

Tracing – Mathieu Desnoyers

Virtualization – Amit Shaw

The Virtualization microconference has been organized into 5 topic groups.

Security & Storage



Memory Management


You can also expect to see date and time details for each microconference to be published this weekend.

Updated July 29th to add Virtualization topics
Updated July 30th to add Containers and Constraints topics

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2012 LPC Call for Proposals – Take 2 Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:59:45 +0000 glikely Since posting the call for proposals last month, we’ve received several complaints about the submission process.  Mostly the issues are that the submission form is too complex, and a few people don’t want to use Launchpad. We (the planning committee) have heard your concerns, and I apologize for any inconvenience.

Therefore, proposals may also be submitted via email to, and there is no requirement to have or use a Launchpad account.

Include in your email:

  1. Session title
  2. Name of microconference (if applicable)
  3. Abstract.  Should be short (a couple of paragraphs), but clearly describe the problem, the affected areas of the Linux plumbing, and the intended audience.
  4. (optional) Required attendees – list people critical to the discussion and who should be in the room
  5. A one-paragraph bio, describing your experience.

Deadline for submission is 11:59 PDT on May 1, 2012.  If you’ve already submitted a proposal via Launchpad, then do not fear.  We have your proposal and there is no need to resubmit.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to say we’re still accepting microconference topic proposals.  Submit a proposal by going to the wiki and adding a page for the new topic.

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