At over one thousand code commits per week, it's hard to keep up with Linux developments. This keynote will summarize recent Linux performance features, for a wide audience: the KPTI patches for Meltdown, eBPF for performance observability, Kyber for disk I/O scheduling, BBR for TCP congestion control, and more. This is about exposure: knowing what exists, so you can learn and use it later when needed. Get the most out of your systems, whether they are databases or application servers, with the latest Linux kernels and exciting features.
Brendan Gregg is an industry expert in computing performance and cloud computing. He is a senior performance architect at Netflix, where he does performance design, evaluation, analysis, and tuning. He is the author of Systems Performance published by Prentice Hall, and received the USENIX LISA Award for Outstanding Achievement in System Administration. Brendan has created performance analysis tools included in multiple operating systems, and visualizations and methodologies for performance analysis, including flame graphs.