Report: Kernel Meetup 9th July

Third Bangalore Kernel Meetup was held on 9th of July 2016, though the day started with rain, that did not dampen the spirit of many and we did have a good number of friends and new folks at the meetup.

We had Aneesh Talking about “Kernel Debugging Using QEMU”. It indeed was a very interesting session. Aneesh began his talk with walking us through what a day in the life of a Kernel developer looks like(write->build->deploy->test cycle). As an example he spoke about his work on ppc64 mmu sub-system. He also briefly spoke about software deploy time and longer boot cycles which created a perfect platform to introduce “Qemu”.

Aneesh also spoke about the importance of having development setup on laptops and how it does speeds up the development process. He also spoke in-depth about virtual machines and their architecture. All in all, it was a very interactive session and we like to thank Aneesh here for giving us wonderful overview and demo of Qemu. You can find the slides from the talk here.

We would also like to thanks Red Hat India for their constant support and having given us the space for the meetup.

More info about the next meetup will be announced shortly.



[Announcement] Talks

We are just a few days away from the third kernel meet-up and it is about time we announce our first speaker for the upcoming meet-up(on 9th July 2016 at Red Hat office).

Aneesh Kumar from IBM will be speaking on ” Kernel Debugging using Qemu”. It will be a interactive hands on session, so if you like to get your hands dirty please come prepared. Here’s a list of things you’ll shall need before the coming for the meet-up.

1) Kernel Source
2) Qemu (package installed, or build from source)
3) Disk image of virtual machine booting.

Post the first talk, we shall open the floor for lighting talks(short 5-10 mins). If you are interested in speaking/showing-off an skill, we would like you make the best of this opportunity.

See you all on the 9th.