Things to remember about the altitude in Santa Fe

Santa Fe is at an altitude of 7,200 feet (2,200m). There are a few things that attendees who are not used to higher altitudes may want to bear in mind:

  • Give yourself some time to acclimate — take it easy the first 24-48 hours of your trip and plan quieter activities before going all out with higher-intensity endeavors.
  • The humidity at this altitude is much lower than most people are used to. It is surprisingly easy to become dehydrated, so make a point of drinking water regularly. Watch out for caffeine and alcohol, which can worsen dehydration. Note that some people feel the effects of alcohol more strongly at altitude; be careful until you know how you respond.
  • Eat foods that promote oxygen use – like complex carbohydrates (whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes).
  • Know the signs of altitude sickness – and they are not a sign of weakness! Let someone know if you start feeling headaches, dizziness, nausea/vomiting, and intense fatigue.
  • Don’t be fooled by the late-season sun, it’s easy to get sunburned at this altitude.
  • Temperatures can vary widely over the course of the day; be prepared for a chilly evening even if the day is pleasant.

Hotel Blocks now Expired

All our block bookings at the hotels have now expired.  However, if you still haven’t booked a hotel, it may still be possible for the Linux Foundation to get you a room at one of them at the conference rate (availability permitting).  Please email if you are interested in this option.

Last batch of LPC registrations available on October 1

The last batch of registrations for the 2016 Linux Plumbers Conference will be available starting at noon Eastern Time (EDT) on October 1. This will be the last chance to register to attend the conference. Those interested should visit the registration web site after that time.

The schedule for the conference has been posted, which includes information on the microconferences (and the discussions planned for those) as well as the refereed talks. Any conflicts noted should be sent to

We hope to see you in Santa Fe!

Refereed Talks now Posted to Plumbers Schedule

The Linux Plumbers conference schedule has now been updated to include the accepted refereed talk proposals.  As usual, we’ve tried to make sure the conflicts are minimised, but if anyone needs a change to the timing of their talk, please email

Preliminary Microconference Schedule Up

Every year we get a number of constraints on Microconferences which we try hard to accommodate.  Accounting for all of those, we’ve put the preliminary schedule up here.  If you notice any problems, please email and we’ll try to fix it

Also note, this is preliminary, the Microconferences may still move around as we get requests to change them.  Also note that the times of talks within Microconferences is highly likely to change (please see the MC leaders if you want this to change).

Git microconference accepted into LPC 2016

The Linux kernel community has been using Git for more than a decade, but it is still under active development, with more than 2,000 non-merge commits from almost 200 contributors over the past year. Rather than review this extensive history, this Micro Git Together instead focuses on what the next few years might bring. In addition, Junio Hamano will present on the state of the Git Union, Josh Triplett will present on the git-series project, and Steve Rostedt will present “A Maze Of Git Scripts All Alike”, in which Steve puts forward the radical notion that common function in various maintainers’ scripts could be pulled into Git itself. This should help lead into a festive discussion about the future of Git.

Please join us for an important discussion!

Limited number of LPC registrations available starting September 8

LPC registration will open up on September 8 at noon Eastern Time (EDT) with a very limited number of slots available. Those interested in attending the conference who have not yet registered will want to visit the registration web site after that time. There will also be a very limited number of late registrations that will be available starting on October 1.

Another way to get a pass to the nearly sold out conference would be to submit a refereed track proposal before September 8. Each accepted talk will get one free pass to LPC.

Audio workshop accepted for Linux Plumbers Conference and Kernel Summit

Audio is an increasingly important component of the Linux plumbing, given increased use of Linux for media workloads and of the Linux kernel for smartphones. Topics include low-latency audio, use of the clock API, propagating digital configuration through dynamic audio power management (DAPM), integration of HDA and ASoC, SoundWire ALSA use-case managemer (UCM) scalability, standardizing HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces, Media Controller API integration, and a number of topics relating to the multiple userspace users of Linux-kernel audio, including Android and ChromeOS as well as the various desktop-oriented Linux distributions.

As with many Linux-kernel components, upstreaming of vendor drivers and handling of stable and long term-stable (LTS) trees are also important topics.

Please join us for a timely and important discussion!

Submission deadline for LPC refereed track proposals extended by a week

The deadline for submitting refereed track proposals for the 2016 Linux Plumbers Conference has been extended until September 8, 2016 at 11:59PM CET. The refereed track will have 50-minute presentations on a specific aspect of Linux “plumbing” (e.g. core libraries, media creation/playback, display managers, init systems, kernel APIs/ABIs, etc.) that are chosen by the LPC committee to be given during the four days of the conference.

Registration for the conference has largely sold out at this point, but accepted talks for the refereed track will receive one free pass to the conference.

Most LPC passes sold out; refereed track proposals deadline nears

All of the regular and early bird registrations for the 2016 Linux Plumbers Conference have now sold out. There will be a very limited number of late registrations available starting on October 1.

Those interested in attending the conference should also note that each refereed track talk gets one free pass to the conference. The deadline for refereed track proposals is Thursday September 1.

We hope to see you at LPC 2016!