News Category: Core Developers

Virtualizing the Clock

Dmitry Safonov wanted to implement a namespace for time information. The twisted and bizarre thing about virtual machines is that they get more virtual all the time. There's always some new element of the host system that can be given its own namespace and enter the realm of the virtual machine....
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Jon Corbet
Jon Corbet provided insights on Linux kernel development at the recent Embedded Linux Conference.

Jonathan Corbet on Linux Kernel Contributions, Community, and Core Needs

At the recent Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit, I sat down with Jonathan Corbet, the founder and editor-in-chief of LWN to discuss a wide range of topics, including the annual Linux kernel report. The annual Linux Kernel Development Report, released by The Linux Foundation is the...
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Linux Kernel Developer: Mauro Carvalho Chehab

According to the recent Linux Kernel Development Report, the Linux operating system runs 90 percent of the public cloud workload, has 62 percent of the embedded market share, and 100 percent of the TOP500 supercomputers. It also runs 82 percent of the world’s smartphones and nine of the top ten...
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Linus Torvalds Says Targeted Fuzzing Is Improving Linux Security

Announcing the fifth release candidate for the Linux kernel version 4.14, Linus Torvalds has revealed that fuzzing is producing a steady stream of security fixes. Fuzzing involves stress testing a system by generating random code to induce errors, which in turn may help identify potential security...
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Linux Kernel Developer Workspaces Video: Mark Brown

Mark Brown is the Kernel Working Group technical lead at Linaro. He is responsible for looking at anything that isn't explicitly covered by some other part of Linaro. Upstream, he maintains a few subsystems related to embedded systems -- ASoC (audio for embedded systems), regmap, regulator, and...
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Linux Kernel Developer Workspaces Video: Hans Verkuil

  Hans Verkuil is a senior software engineer of R&D at Cisco Systems Norway. He maintains the part of the media subsystem in the Linux kernel that is focused on video receivers and transmitters, as well as the V4L2 bridge drivers and core V4L2 frameworks. He is currently working on adding HDMI...
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Linux Kernel Developer Work Spaces Video: K.Y. Srinivasan, Microsoft

K.Y. Srinivasan is an architect in the Windows Server Division at Microsoft where he focuses on making Linux run well on the Hyper-V hypervisor and Azure cloud environment. In this video he takes us on a tour of his home office in the mountains near Redmond, Washington, and answers our questions...
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Linux Kernel Developer Work Spaces Video: Stephane Graber, LXC

Stephane Graber is a software engineer at Canonical Ltd. where he is a project leader for, including LXC. In this video he takes us on a tour of his home office in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and answers our questions about his work space. What area of the kernel do...
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Linux Kernel Developer Work Spaces Video: Tejun Heo, Red Hat

Tejun Heo is a Linux kernel developer and a principal software engineer at Red Hat. In this video he takes us on a tour of his home office and answers a few questions about his work as a kernel subsystem maintainer. What area of the kernel do you work on and what are you working on...
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Linux Kernel Developer Work Spaces, Unplugged (Video): John Linville

John Linville is a principal engineer at Red Hat and the maintainer for wireless LANs in the Linux kernel. In this video he gives us a guided tour of his home office, including his Fedora and RHEL workstations, his collection of vintage hardware, and a few retro computing projects underway. (For...
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