By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Jul 12, 2016
Oracle is proud to be the gold sponsor for the LinuxCon Japan event taking place on July 13-15 in Tokyo, Japan. LinuxCon Japan is the premier 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, and sponsored mini-summits.
Oracle this year has great sessions and booth #2 where you can talk to engineers and see a demo of our Oracle Linux, OpenStack, Ksplice and Oracle VM products.
Oracle delivers the industry’s most advanced technologies to safeguard your data with security at every level of your infrastructure. Join James Morris, Director of Mainline Kernel Engineering from Oracle at #LinuxCon –Japan to listen on current threat landscape and ongoing development at Linux Kernel security subsystem.
1. Session : Linux Kernel Security Update
By James Morris, Director of Mainline Kernel Engineering, Oracle
When: Wednesday July 13, 2016 14:10 - 14:50
In this presentation, he will provide an update on the current state of the Linux kernel security subsystem. He'll start with a brief overview of Linux kernel security, then discuss changes which have occurred since his talk at this conference in 2013. He'll also discuss the current threat landscape, and ongoing development in areas such as static checking, fuzzing, and kernel self-protection.
James Morris is the maintainer of the Linux kernel security subsystem. He is the author of sVirt, multi-category security (MCS), and the kernel cryptographic API; and has contributed to the SELinux, Netfilter, and IPsec projects. He works for Oracle as manager of the mainline Linux kernel development team, from his base in Sydney, Australia.
We also have some session for developers:
By Anand Jain, Oracle
When: Thursday July 14, 2016 11:00 - 11:40
Anand Jain will talk about his upcoming BTRFS Encryption feature. Mainly what it does as of now, and its future plans.
Anand Jain is Linux Kernel developer at Oracle, he is currently working on BTRFS Volumes and BTRFS Encryption. Previously has authored/enhanced couple of block layer kernel modules for Solaris. Also, he has extensively worked on forensic investigations of Solaris kernel storage modules and ZFS-SA. His domain, mainly encompasses large scale data storage. Recently he has been speaker at FOSSASIA16 and previously at couple of Sun CEC events.
3. Session: Introduction to Coccinelle and SmPL
By Vaishali Thakkar, Oracle
When : Friday July 15, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
Coccinelle is a program matching and transformation tool which provides the language SmPL for specifying desired matches and transformations in C code. It has been extensively used for finding bugs and performing source code evolutions in the Linux kernel. The tool has been designed with the goal of contributing to Linux kernel development and being part of the Linux source distribution Coccinelle scripts are being used by Linux kernel developers on a regular basis. The tutorial will describe and demonstrate the structure of Coccinelle scripts with the introduction to various basic features of the semantic patch language, including the interface with python. The talk will highlight the capabilities and limitations of Coccinelle with the introduction to the tool spgen which is used to harden Coccinelle scripts by generating context and printing modes.
Vaishali Thakkar is working as a Linux Kernel engineer at Oracle. She works on memory management part of the kernel and a tool Coccinelle to find/fix bugs in the Linux kernel. She previously worked as an Outreachy intern on project Coccinelle. Her area of interest includes embedded systems, operating systems and computer architecture.
By Fumiyasu Ishibashi
When: Friday July 15, 2016 14:50 - 15:30
Don't forget to visit our Booth #2 for some exciting giveaways and information.