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Linux Collaboration Summit 2014: Wine, Intel, File-Systems & Cars

Michael Larabel

Published on 29 March 2014
Written by Michael Larabel
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The 2014 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit has now wrapped up and it was another great Linux technical event. Here's a recap of some of what we learned this week while out in Napa Valley, California.

This year's Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit ran from 26 to 28 March at The Meritage Resort in Napa Valley, California. While the location was a bit inconvenient from San Francisco, the area is very beautiful and it was a great week out there. Having been at nearly every Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit for this invite-only event going back many years to the original event at the Googleplex, this year was one of the best in terms of interesting technical talks.

Some of the highlights from this Linux summit included:

- Intel keeps investing in Tizen IVI as a Linux-based environment for in-vehicle infotainment systems while running atop Wayland and using systemd, ConnMan, etc.

- Learning about Xen Automotive and bringing virtualization to automobiles.

- More virtualization features are coming to Xen following the recent and feature-packed Xen 4.4 release.

- SUSE will try to mainline their kGraft live Linux kernel patching and they released the kGraft source-code live from the event.

- Improvements are ongoing to EXT4 and throughout other Linux file-systems and the block layer, including the possibility of EXT4 transparent encryption support.

- Daniel Phillips will soon be trying to add the Tux3 file-system to the Linux kernel.

- Facebook is beginning to run trial deployments on the Btrfs file-system. Facebook hired some key Btrfs developers a few months ago and now they're playing around with the next-generation Linux file-system within their web tier.

- Developers are still hard at work on building the Linux kernel with LLVM Clang in place of GCC. The mainline Clang compiler can now build the kernel but there's still various patches that need to be applied to the mainline Linux kernel source code.

- Thunderbolt is still a pain on Linux but there's been work recently on Thunderbolt ACPI hot-plug support.

- Intel's been working on XenGT for virtual GPU access in a way that's different from Xen's graphics card pass-through support.

That's about it. I might have another one or two articles out in the next few days but those are the main highlights of this week's event as would be of interest to Phoronix readers. Of course, the wine out in Napa Valley was also splendid and was a great time.

Next up in terms of interesting Linux Foundation events will be LinuxCon North America in late August that's happening right here in Chicago.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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