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CentOS Frankenkernel: Append Your Limb

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At the heart of CentOS Stream and RHEL, there lies a weird beast. A Linux kernel, stitched together from parts of different kernel versions. Recipe: take a body from v5.14, a leg from v6.3, an arm from v5.19, hammer them until they fit... How could this possibly work? And can I add my favorite body part, er, a favorite feature I need for my own project?

Let's look behind the curtain of the CentOS Stream kernel operating theater. How things are put together, what cool tools are used, what clever hacks were invented to overcome GitLab limitations, and, most importantly, how can a passerby add a piece of their own.

Whether you're dealing with kernel folks, want to get some inspiration for your own CentOS Stream package, or are merely curious, this talk will help you understand the CentOS Stream kernel workflow.

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Jiri Benc

Principal Kernel Engineer, Red Hat
Jiri is a Linux kernel developer with networking background. His main focus nowadays is on network virtualization and networking solutions for cloud computing.

Saturday June 17, 2023 3:30pm - 4:05pm CEST
E112 | Talks