[Lpc-announce] Thermal microconference accepted into 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference

Jake Edge jake at lwn.net
Thu Sep 20 18:14:23 UTC 2018

As the energy density of computer systems has increased, thermal issues
have become an increasingly hot topic across the spectrum from
hand-held systems to internet datacenters. Because the need for thermal
management is relatively new, there is a wide variety of hardware and
firmware mechanisms, to say nothing of a wide variety of independently
developed software to interact with these mechanisms. This in turn
results in complex and almost-duplicate code to manage and control
thermal excursions. This microconference will therefore look to see if
it is possible to consolidate or at least to better align the Linux
kernel's thermal subsystems.

This microconference will therefore discuss better handling of low
ambient temperatures, userspace thermal control, improvements to
thermal zone mode, better support for indirect (virtual) temperature
measurement, sensor hierarchy, scheduler interactions with thermal
management, and improvements to idle injection as a way to cool a core.

If you are hacking on thermal related topics and would like to
contribute in the discussion, feel free to contact Eduardo Valentin
(edubezval at gmail.com) or Amit Kucheria (amit.kucheria at gmail.com).

Please join us for an interesting and important discussion!

LPC[1] will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from Tuesday,
November 13 through Thursday, November 15.

[1] https://linuxplumbersconf.org/

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