The 2009 Linux Kernel Summit

“Day 1

“The sessions held on the first day of the summit were:
Mini-summit readouts; reports from various mini-summit meetings
which have happened over the last six months.

“The state of the scheduler, the kernel subsystem that everybody
loves to complain about.

“The end-user panel, wherein Linux users from the enterprise and
embedded sectors talk about how Linux could serve them better.

“Regressions. Nobody likes them; are the kernel developers doing
better at avoiding and fixing them? The future of perf events; a
discussion of where this new subsystem is likely to go next.

“LKML volume and related issues. A session slot set aside for
lightning talks was really mostly concerned with the linux-kernel
mailing list and those who post there.

“Generic device trees. The device tree abstraction has proved
helpful in the creation of generic kernels for embedded hardware.
This session talked about what a device tree is and why it’s


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