Thanks so much to everyone that stopped by our booth and went to our sessions at LinuxCon North America 2015! We had a great time and it was fantastic getting the opportunity to meet and speak with many of you in person.
Some of the things that are top of mind for Linux users are (obviously!) the cloud impact on data center design, container technologies, OpenStack, security, and so on. So I looked through our archive to find a webcast that I think does a great job outlining how Oracle Linux approaches these things. If you're looking for a brief overview this Friday afternoon, head on over to this webcast archive and have a watch:
If you've been seeing our recent posts on this blog, you can probably tell we're pretty excited about LinuxCon next week! Our colleagues and friends over at the Oracle Mainline Linux Kernel Blog did a great post earlier this week outlining a number of fantastic sessions for those of you interested in what Oracle is doing in the community. A few examples:
Speaking of that Oracle Mainline Linux Kernel Blog, if you weren't previously aware of it, it's a great resource to hear from the developers on Oracle's mainline Linux kernel team. The posts on the blog give you extremely in-depth info, with lots of real world tips for performance and great background on technical topics. Peruse through the back entries to find some really great technical information from our experts.
It's been a busy period here in the Oracle Linux team, so I thought I'd do a highlight post with links to some of the big things that are happening:
- LinuxCon North America starts in just 10 days, and Oracle is a sponsor. The conference features a keynote by Oracle Senior Vice President Linux and Virtualization Wim Coekaerts. If you're there, you don't want to miss it.
- Speaking of Wim and LinuxCon, there is a short video to give you a peek into what Wim will be talking about.
Oracle is one of the biggest contributors to Linux but it’s also at the forefront of exploring what is possible with cloud computing and containers, including integrations with Docker and contributions to the Open Container Initiative.
This year Oracle is sponsoring LinuxCon North America and Wim Coekaerts, Sr.VP Oracle Linux and Virtualization Engineering will be keynote speaker. He will be talking at the event specifically about how the cloud revolution is changing the role of the operating system, a very relevant topic for attendees. Amanda McPherson of Linux Foundation, spoke to Wim at Oracle’s campus in Redwood Shores a few weeks ago, and in this short video preview, Wim tells if the operating system still matters in a world of virtualization and containers and how that impacts application development.
LinuxCon is the leading annual technical conference in North America that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. This event is designed to provide a much needed collaboration and education space for the Linux community.
This year Oracle will be one of the key sponsors and we have a keynote session that features Wim Coekaerts as speaker.
LinuxCon will be showcasing multiple products including Oracle Linux, Oracle Openstack for Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and MySQL in the following sessions:
Visit the Oracle booth in the showcase area to connect with our speakers and technical experts.
Oracle is a bronze sponsor at LinuxCon Japan that is happening in Tokyo, June 3-5, 2015. We have two great sessions and a booth to showcase Oracle Linux and related products. Oracle Linux team will have experts available to answer your questions and give you more information about our products.
Tracing in Linux today has become quite main stream. Linux has come a long way from when the first attempt to insert tracing infrastructure and tools in the kernel tree was made several years ago. But where are we now? While existing tools are being refined and more sophisticated features are added to them, there are still fundamental areas where improvement is happening and exciting new approaches are surfacing, such as using the BPF (Berkeley Packet Filtering) infrastructure for tracing purposes, for instance. This talk is a new and revised version of my previous tracing talk with specific emphasis on new developments as opposed to providing an overview of the field.
This talk will give an overview, with some examples, of how it is possible to produce first class documentation using Open Source Tools. The use of DocBook XML and a variety of other programs, together with an automated build system written in house has produced very good results in our enterprise documentation team. We build all our Linux, Virtualization and MySQL docs using this system.
Don't forget to visit our booth and attend our sessions.
LinuxCon Europe is just around the corner! This year's show is at the Edinburgh International Conference Center in Edinburgh, UK, October 21-23, 2013.
Oracle Linux is proud to be at LinuxCon once again, getting an opportunity to meet and discuss important topics with the Linux community and users. Oracle's Elena Zannoni, Director of the Linux Tools and Languages Team, will deliver a session on Monday, October 21 at 2:20PM on the topic of "Recent Advances in Linux Tracing". In this session, Elena will discuss the wide variety of tracing tools available to Linux developers (such as ftrace, perf, systemtap, and DTrace for Linux), and the pros and cons of each of these tools and include example usage of each. It will be a compelling session and we hope you can join!
And while you're at the show, please stop by Booth 28, the Oracle Linux and MySQL demo pod on Monday and Tuesday where you can talk to our experts, pick up an Oracle Linux and Oracle VM software DVD, and see Oracle Linux and MySQL in action.
Oracle is sponsoring LinuxCon North America, we love the vibe in New Orleans and hope you can visit our booth or attend one of our sessions.
LinuxCon is the place to learn from the best and the brightest, delivering content from the leading maintainers, developers and project leads in the Linux community and from around the world. There's simply no other event in North America where developers, sys admins, architects and all types and levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem-solving to further the Linux platform.
Looking for deep technical content? LinuxCon North America has teamed up with the Linux Plumbers Conference on a shared track, offering even the highest level developers the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge on core development. Oracle is also sponsoring this event.
We also have a booth in the Technology Showcase area and will be demonstrating Oracle Linux, Ksplice and MySQL. Stop by to talk to our Linux experts and grab Oracle Linux and Oracle VM DVD Kit for free. We are participating in Goose Chase so make sure to complete your mission in our booth to get the prizes offered by Linux Foundation.
This presentation is about using kernel code in userspace. The presentation will revolve about sharing actual kernel code beyond just headers with userspace, the pros and cons of doing so, and present work in progress of projects which aim to make it happen. I will demonstrate existing projects such as liblockdep which build userspace libraries from kernel code, and propose directions for future work. The presentation will also address the resentment of including userspace code in the kernel tree and will propose alternatives to that.
The target audience is quite wide as the presentation is aimed both at kernel and userspace hackers. The audience can expect both theoretical overview about how to use kernel code in userspace and practical examples of doing so. The presentation will provide tools and methods to use more kernel code in userspace and will clearly show the benefit of doing so.
2) PC BIOS, EFI and Other wild animals in the Wild - Speaker: Daniel Kiper, Oracle
Tuesday September 17, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Room: Celestin A
Firmware is crucial part of almost every hardware. Very often it is not visible to the user. However, there are firmwares which are known better than the others. Especially PC BIOS and recently EFI is quite visible. There are also some replacements for them like coreboot which takes more and more supporters. This presentation will show a history of their development, main features and differences. Also, it will show how to test some of them without access to the special hardware and uncommon tools.
This presentation is targeted to developers and administrators. They should know the machine boot sequence, when firmware is involved during the system startup and run as well as when its code is deliberately omitted. It will help them to understand the main PC BIOS, EFI and coreboot features and drawbacks.
LinuxCon Japan is the premiere Linux conference in Asia that brings
together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users,
community managers and industry experts. It is designed not only to
encourage collaboration but to support future interaction between Japan
and other Asia Pacific countries and the rest of the global Linux
community. The conference includes presentations, tutorials, birds of a
feather sessions, keynotes, sponsored mini-summits. LinuxCon Japan will
be showcasing Oracle Linux in following sessions, as well as Technology showcase.
Architecture is amazing in Barcelona but you will also be impressed with Oracle Linux sessions in LinuxCon Europe as well. Oracle is one of the key sponsors in LinuxCon Europe and we have great sessions to show you why Oracle Linux is best for your "IT architecture"!
We also have a booth where you can pick up latest Oracle Linux and Oracle VM DVD Kit and Virtualization for Dummies booklet. Don't forget to visit us at technology showcase Booth #19.
Oracle Sessions at LinuxCon Europe 2012:
1. Status of Linux Tracing - Elena Zannoni, Oracle
have been many developments recently in the Linux tracing area. The
tracing infrastructure in the kernel is getting more robust, with the
recent introduction of uprobes to allow the implementation of user
space tracing, and new features of perf. There are many tracing tools
to choose from, including the newest kid on the block, DTrace for Linux.
This talk will take the audience through the main tracing facilities
available today whether more tightly integrated with the kernel code,
or maintained stand alone.
2. OCFS2: Status and Overview - Lenz Grimmer, Oracle
OCFS2, Oracle's general-purpose shared-disk cluster file system for Linux has come a long way since its development started in 2003. Distributed under the GPL and part of the mainline Linux Kernel, it is also included in Oracle Linux and plays a vital role in products like Oracle VM, Oracle RAC or E-Business Suite. This presentation will provide a general technical overview as well as an update on the latest developments. Attendees will learn about the features and improvements that set OCFS2 apart from other Linux-based cluster file systems, including:
Heartbeat implementation: global vs. local heartbeats
With an increasing security awareness among web and cloud developers, knowing how to secure your database from unauthorized or malicious access has become important. This talk explains the MySQL security model, pluggable authentication, new auditing features and rounds off with some pointers on how to securely integrate your database into your Linux web stack.
We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona, Spain on November 5-9, 2012.
is the leading annual technical conference in North America that brings
together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community
managers and industry experts. This event is designed to provide a much needed
collaboration and education space for the Linux community.
This year Oracle will be one of the key sponsors and we have a keynote session that features Wim Coekaerts and Mark Sunday as speakers.
be showcasing Oracle Linux in the following sessions:
LinuxCon Japan is the premiere Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. It is designed not only to encourage collaboration but to support future interaction between Japan and other Asia Pacific countries and the rest of the global Linux community. The conference includes presentations, tutorials, birds of a feather sessions, keynotes, sponsored mini-summits. LinuxCon Japan will be showcasing Oracle Linux in following sessions, as well as Technology Showcase booth.
Wednesday, June 6:
2:00 pm - Btrfs Filesystems : Status and New Features, Chris Mason, Oracle, Room 502
Friday, June 8:
3:00 pm - State of Linux Kernel Security Subsystem, James Morris, Oracle, Room 502
5:25 pm - International/Asian Kernel Developer Panel that features Oracle's Chris Mason
Linuxcon Europe 2011 is less than two weeks away and it is in Prague, Czech Republic. Oracle's Linux and MySQL teams will be attending, and participating in a number of activities, including:
Reception hosted by Oracle's MySQL team
I wanted to highlight a few key sessions being delivered by Oracle:
Wim Coekaerts' Keynote on Friday, Oct. 28 at 9:30 am -- Oracle has been working on engineered systems for a couple of years now. Oracle Exadata and Exalogic are engineered systems that use either Linux or Solaris as the embedded operating systems. You will hear an overview and experience in building of building a complex integrated system. You will also hear what works and what some of the challenges were on making Linux be well-suited for lights out engineered systems that need to be highly available and have built-in diagnostics.
Chris Mason's Btrfs Session on Friday, Oct. 28 at 1:30 pm -- The Btrfs filesystem is quickly becoming a mature part of the Linux kernel. This talk will discuss the Btrfs roadmap and demonstrate some of the newest Btrfs features.
Elena Zannoni's Tracing Session on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 11:15 am -- This talk will give an overview and summary of the most current status of tracing development in the Linux arena. There are many different projects providing the user and system administrators with various approaches to tracing their applications, and the Linux kernel itself.
Santo Leto's MySQL 5.6 Session on Friday. Oct. 28 at 4:45 pm -- Attend this session to discover the new features delivered within the MySQL 5.6 development milestone releases, including an improved InnoDB storage engine, enhanced replication capabilities as well as MySQL performance and scalability optimizations. You will also learn about the new features available to the MySQL Community for testing, such as NoSQL access to MySQL. The ""M"" of the ""LAMP"" stack, MySQL is the world's most popular open source database and the leading database choice for web-based applications.
Stop by the Oracle Booth: Pick up a free copy of Oracle Linux 6; talk to Linux and MySQL experts.
Evening Reception Hosted by Oracle's MySQL on Thursday, October 27: Get your invitation to an evening reception by coming to our Thursday session or visiting our booth. Come swim with the dolphins!
LinuxCon brings together the best and brightest that the Linux community has to offer, including core developers, administrators, end users, business executives and operations experts - the best technical talent and the decision makers and industry experts who are involved in the Linux community. This year LinuxCon North America will be at Hyatt Regency Vancouver, BC, Canada on August 17-19, 2011.
Oracle is one of the major sponsors in this event with several sessions and Technology Showcase. Wim Coekaerts, Senior VP of Linux and Virtualization Engineering, will talk about What's Inside Benchmarks on Wed, August 17 at 2pm. In his presentation, he will give a bit of an insight into what goes on behind the scenes and how these benchmarks on Linux help us find performance gaps and bugs.
We will also have sessions covering Linux Tracing, Transcendent Memory: Not Just For Virtualization Anymore!, Care and Feeding of a MySQL Database for Linux Systems Administrators, and The changes and challenges of PHP and Linux.