Linux operating systems are widely used in servers, embedded platforms, and IoT-related devices. In these platforms and devices, even if the rigorous and secure design is carried out in the user space application, as long as the Linux kernel located in the kernel space has security vulnerabilities, the system will be at high risk, so that the Linux kernel security maintenance and patching in the Linux operating system is essential. The Linux kernel will release a long-term stable version every year and carry out long-term security maintenance and related bug fixes.
This presentation will discuss how to select and manage the long-term stable version of the Linux kernel and share information from the Linux kernel upstream community. In addition, it will also introduce the related practical experience of backporting Linux for long-term kernel maintenance. Through actual participation in the Linux kernel open source community cooperation, together to create a more stable Linux kernel.
About 林上智 (SZ Lin)
SZ Lin is the technical steering committee member of the CIP (Civil Infrastructure Platform) project and governing board member in the OpenChain project.
Being a Debian developer, he mainly contributes and maintains open-source software in the security tools packaging team. He holds a master’s degree in computer networking from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.
SZ has multiple speaking experiences, such as Embedded Linux Conference, Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Open Source Summit Japan, and Open Source Summit China.
About Tsai, Chen-Yu
Originally a system administrator focusing on large scale data center management and automation, this year has just pivoted to doing Linux Kernel development full time. On the side maintains Allwinner ARM platform support within the Linux Kernel.