[Lpc-announce] Linux Kernel Memory Model Workshop accepted into Linux Plumbers Conference

Jake Edge jake at lwn.net
Thu May 18 19:13:31 UTC 2017


A good understanding of the Linux kernel memory model is essential for
a great many kernel-hacking and code-review tasks.  Unfortunately, the
current documentation (memory-barriers.txt) has been said to frighten
small children [1], so this workshop's goal is to demystify this memory
model, including hands-on demos of the tools, help installing/running
the tools, and help constructing appropriate litmus tests.  These tools
should go a long way toward the ultimate goal of automating the process
of using memory models to frighten small children.

For more information, please see this microconference's wiki page [2].
For those who like getting a head start, this page also includes
information on downloading and installing the tools, the memory model,
and thousands of pre-existing litmus tests.  (Collect the whole set!!!)
We also welcome experience reports from early adopters of these tools.

We hope to see you there!

Linux Plumbers Conference [3] will be held in Los Angeles, CA, US on
13-15 September in conjunction with The Linux Foundation Open Source
Summit.

[1] https://lwn.net/Articles/575835/
[2] http://wiki.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017:linux-kernel_memory_model_workshop
[3] http://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/2017/


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