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Sunday, January 27 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Monsters, Ghosts, and Bugs: How to choose a kernel

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Most users and developers don’t think too closely about what kernel is running, yet the kernel is a vital piece of software. There’s many choices of what kernel to run, from a well tested enterprise kernel to forward looking community distributions to running your own compiled version. Each of these options has a use case and the choice of kernel can have a big impact on your system. So how do you choose? The focus of this talk is the many ways a kernel can be maintained and what it means for consumers of that kernel. Emphasis will be given to the trade offs of features vs. security vs. ease of management and mistakes you can make when maintaining a kernel.

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Laura Abbott

Fedora Kernel Engineer, Red Hat
Laura is currently employed Red Hat as a Fedora Kernel Engineer. She thinks kernels are really cool, even when they crash. Her day-to-day work involves bug fixes, tending the Fedora kernel releases, and other development work for the benefit of Fedora.

Sunday January 27, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm CET