[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.




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 on  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 http://getchip.com/

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 thank  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.



We are a day away from Second Linux Kernel Meetup Bangalore. I have been receiving many emails about the event and this post should clarify most of your doubts.

1. We begin at 10:30 AM, you are free to come a bit early to socialize.

2. Our talks will start sharp at 10:30AM as we have to two of them this time which would last an hour each. After each talk we will have a 15 min window for Q&A. If you still have more questions, you can always catch up with the speaker at the end of the meet-up.

3. There’s not specific do’s and don’ts for this event. Come-participate-have fun.

4. Bring your laptops with latest kernel on it. You might want to discuss things with the fellow kernel hackers about the stuff you are working on or interested to work on. we’ll have plenty of power sources around.

5. We won’t be providing lunch, but yes, you’ll have access to coffee/tea/biscuits.

Our mailing list is at: kernel-meetup-bangalore-AT-googlegroups.com

IRC:#bkmc at freenode.net

See you all tomorrow!!


I am extremely thrilled to let you all know that we have received over 120 registrations for the upcoming Kernel meetup.  We are so looking forward to seeing you all.

Our first speaker for the Kernel Meetup is:                                                                Amit Pundir from Linaro. He’ll be speaking on                                                          “LTS V4.4: Current state of Android Patches in android-4.4”    
– What are these patches used for exactly?
– Can an upstream feature be used instead?
– Their upstream status.
– Patches inline to go upstream sometime soon or like never 🙂
– Blockers

If you would like to speak or conduct a workshop at the event, please do get in touch.

Keep those registrations coming in, See you all on the 16th!!


As announced earlier, the Second Kernel Meetup is scheduled for
16th of April 2016. We are happy to let you know RedHat has
agreed to give us their office space for the meetup.

11th Floor, Tower D, IBC Knowledge Park
No. 4/1 Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore 560029

Registrations are now Open!!.

Second Meet Up

It’s Meetup time again!

We are looking at catching up for the Second
Linux Kernel Meetup Bangalore on 16th April 2016(Saturday).

If you are interested in speaking at the meet-up, please
do get in touch with us over the twitter or write to us at

Venue details shall be announced shortly.

Spread the message, Looking forward to meet you all!

Kernel Meetup Bangalore: A Report

The first Bangalore kernel meetup turned out to be really great. We
had close to 50 attendees and it was exciting meeting new and old friends from the community.DSC_0015

The meetup kick-started with presentation on “Contributing to Linux Kernel” by Vaishali Thakkar , which covered intreseting set of topics on how easy it is for anyone to get involved and start contributing to the kernel. Slides can be found here.

After the pDSC_0013resentation, it was really nice to see many come forward to share their stories,experiences and the work they were involved in. Aneesh, a kernel contributor had intresting stuff to share plus his work on filesystems and scheduler.
We also had Suparna talk about her current work on Storage front. We had
Sumit from DSC_0022Linaro share stories on Android and their involvment in the
project. We also had many new comers/students who stood up and shared their interest in kenel development.

Yes, this will be a active meetup going forward and we will have regular meetup once every two months.

We are working on setting up a IRC and a mailing list. We shall be announcing this very shortly.

DSC_0027Last but not least, we did like to Thank Red Hat specially Mr Mohan and  Ramakrishna for having given us a wonderful venue and facilities.

Also we would like to thank James Morris  for his post on the kernel meetup which gave us a much wider coverage. And finally, we would like to thank all of you for having made this first meetup such a fun experience.