[lxc-devel] Virtual Linux Plumbers 2020 (24-28 August): Containers and Checkpoint/Restore microconference CFP Open until 20 July

Christian Brauner christian.brauner at ubuntu.com
Tue Jun 23 15:48:56 UTC 2020

On Fri, Jun 05, 2020 at 12:06:39AM +0200, Christian Brauner wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> We're happy to announce that the Container and Checkpoint/Restore
> microconference (MC) has been accepted as part of Linux Plumber's again!
> The Containers and Checkpoint/Restore MC at Linux Plumbers is the opportunity
> for kernel developers, runtime maintainers, and generally everyone working on
> containers and related technologies to talk about what they are up to and agree
> on the next major changes to kernel and userspace.

I'm happy to announce that the dates for virtual LPC will be Monday, 24
August to Friday, 28 August! Once I have the final registration details
I will resend this mail with all info included.

Don't forget to hand in your proposals!


> As we have already done the last years, the micro-conference also covers topic
> of the Checkpoint-Restore micro-conference.
> Please note that LPC 2020 was originally set to be held in Halifax, Nova
> Scotia, Canada but has been moved to a virtual event in light of recent events.
> Please see our organizing comittee's blog on the Plumber's website [1]
> for more information.
> We expect to time limit presentations/demos to 15 minutes including questions.
> More open ended discussion topics will get up to 30 minutes allocated.
> In the spirit of a Plumber's microconference we especially appreciate topics
> pitching new ideas and features people have been thinking about. This is also
> the time to talk about your favorite kernel- or userspace problems. If you have
> a proposal how to solve them or if you just want to gather input and ideas from
> other developers this is the right place.
> Here are some ideas for topics:
> System call filtering and interception
> Hardware enforced container isolation
> New seccomp features
> New cgroup features
> Handling cgroup v1 on cgroup v2 only hosts and vica versa
> Performance improvement for containers (following Spectre/Meltdown mitigation)
> Time namespacing
> CGroupV2 developments
> LSM, IMA, EVM, keyrings inside containers
> UID shifting filesystem (shiftfs)
> New mount API
> New pidfd API
> New clone3 syscall
> CRIU integration with container engines and orchestration frameworks
> (In)stability of less commonly used kernel ABIs
> Checkpoint/Restore performance improvements
> Improving the state of userfaultfd and its adoption in container runtimes
> Speeding up container live migration
> Extending and virtualizing procfs
> Restricting path resolution
> Android containers and containers on Android
> Container Auditing and Monitoring
> Cgroups and Containers with Real-Time Scheduling
> Some of those are ideas in search of an acceptable solution, some are problems
> likely to affect all container runtimes some are coverage of very recent
> kernel work and how that can be used by userspace, and some are proposed kernel
> patches that need in-person discussion. This list is not meant to be
> exhaustive. If you have other ideas or work to discuss, please apply! Keep in
> mind both kernel- and userspace topics are acceptable!
> Please make your proposals on the Linux Plumber's website selecting the
> Containers and Checkpoint/Restore MC as the Track you're submitting at:
> https://linuxplumbersconf.org/event/7/abstracts/
> We’ll accept proposals for this micro-conference until the 20 of July 2020.
> This year’s edition of the micro-conference is organized and run by:
> Christian Brauner (Canonical Ltd.)
> Stéphane Graber (Canonical Ltd.)
> Mike Rapoport (IBM)
> [1]: https://www.linuxplumbersconf.org/blog/2020/linux-plumbers-conference-2020-goes-virtual/

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