Bangalore Kernel Meet-up: Report

We had a great second kernel meet-up. It was really nice to see a familiar faces as well as a few new ones. Over 120 interested folks turned up for the second meet-up and we hope to build a stronger community around this number.

The meet-up began with Amit Pundir speaking on Android kernel Patches: Overview and up-streaming. A wide ranges of topics were addressed including Ashmem, Timed GPIO, Low memory killer, ION etc. Amit also did speak about networking and usb subsystems in Android and also gave the audience a statistic on patches that are on various branch and ones that have made into mainline.

We also had Vinod who is the maintainer of dmaengine and ALSA compressed framework. Vinod spoke in length onĀ  Linux Audio Overview (Desktop/Chrome/Android). The talk also covered topics such as Linux Audio stack, audio hardware, ALSA, playback flow, data transfer etc.

Vinod also quickly showed us a little device he carried by name Chip from

We also had Arun Raghavan who clarified most of the user-space Audio queries.

I would like to Thank both our speakers for having given us in depth talk on Android and Linux Audio.

We would also like to thank Red Hat India for having given us the space and refreshments for the even. We also would like to thankĀ  S Mohan, Ramakrishna and Uday kumar from Red Hat for all their support.


A lot of you came forward and gave us feedback about the event and we shall certainly try and address each one of them. If you have any other concerns or queries feel free to get in touch with us on the mailing list.

Next Meet-up:

As discussed during the event, we shall have the next meet-up on 25th June 2016. Please do write to us if you are interested in speaking at the event. For the upcoming meet-up, we are looking at having one talk and one workshop.