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Friday, August 31 • 4:50pm - 5:30pm
A Dive into Kbuild - Cao Jin, Fujitsu

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Kbuild/Kconfig system have been with linux kernel for quite a long time, any linux kernel developer will use it, but I guess they are seldom in the spotlight. For junior developer, they might not even know there are actually 2 or 3 parts in the final bzImage file.

Cao jin, driven by the cause he want to know how linux kernel is booted, digged into this area about one year ago, benefit a lot by understanding them.

In this talk, he will show you how this cool config/build system looks like, by showing you the internal details of them: configuration process, how vmlinux/bzImage/module file is generated, and also introduce a smart trick used by kbuild to track the dependency.

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Cao Jin

Engineer, Fujitsu
Cao jin is linux kernel developer now employed by Fujitsu. He worked for Huawei & Alcatel-lucent before. He contributed almost 100 patches during the first year in open source world(qemu, kernel, etc). He has strong interests in the low level things.Half a year ago, he began to dive... Read More →

Friday August 31, 2018 4:50pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 110