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Oracle Sponsors Open Source Summit Europe - Oct 22-25

Open Source Summit Europe (OSSEU) is the leading conference for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions.

Oracle is a gold sponsor of Open Source Summit in Edinburg. We have two great sessions :

Learn how to rapidly and securely build your cloud-native DevOps using tools such as: ready to deploy Oracle products as Docker images, Oracle Container Runtime for Docker, Oracle Container Services for use with Kubernetes, and Oracle VitualBox which enables multiple operating systems on one desktop and transporting live virtual machines between hosts and the cloud without interruption.

In this talk Knut will make a case for a pragmatic test driven approach to Linux kernel development. Most of the testing we are aware of are based on tests that are executed from user space only, and can only observe what the kernel exposes. Often this is not sufficient to test detailed semantics of components of the kernel, as many of the stimulis needed to activate certain pieces of the code is not easily generated. Also, even when a certain class of problems can be exposed using system level tests, running it as part of a continuous integration (CI) system may not be feasible due to the hardware needs. A good unit test framework can make it easier to write tests that asserts certain behavour that some code rely on. Oracle is developing and improving KTF (Kernel Test Framework), available on github to allow unit testing across the user/kernel boundary, which will be demonstrated as part of the talk.

Visit us at Booth #9 to talk to engineers and get more information about Linux and Virtualization products and see demos.







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