Linux Kernel Developers' Netconf 2016


Netconf is a Linux community conference, by-invitation-only, running for the seventh year. The agenda has a clear focus on kernel level networking. Attendees are the main maintainers and developers of the Linux networking subsystem. Invitation is issued only 10-15 people who have provided significant contributions.

This winter, the Netconf joins the Netdev 1.1 held February 8-9, 2016 in Seville, Spain.

Due to the distributed nature of the Network subsystem development, contributors to the stack are located in different corners of the globe and coordinate security and bug fixes as well as maintenance and new features via email.

Netconf is intended to be a face to face working meetup to compliment those email exchanges. Problematic unresolved issues are hashed out and bold new ideas are discussed.

NetConf 2016 Seville Group Photo

  • Location : Seville, Spain
  • Dates : February 8-9, 2016
  • Committee:
    David S. Miller (, netdev maintainer)
    Soyoung Park (
  • Programs :
    Name Topic Material
    David Miller    
    Pablo Neira Ayuso Netfilter updates (since last Netconf). Ongoing work. Switchdev support  
    Jamal Hadi Salim    
    Daniel Borkmann BPF constant blinding  
    Thomas Graf IPv6 for containers  
    Jiri Pirko Devlink interface PDF
    Alexei Starovoitov bpf status(upcoming features, long-term ideas, ...), tracing for networking, hw offloads  
    Eric Dumazet    
    Tom Herbert The battle against protocol ossification in networking hardware offload  
    Alexander Duyck Problems with SR-IOV implementation being too vendor specific. Recent work on local checksum offload for GSO.  
    Johannes Berg    
    Jeff Kirsher Skeleton driver update, kernel documentation update on the new features  
    Herbert Xu    
    Shrijeet Mukherjee Critical Protocol handling  
    Roopa Prabhu lwt, mpls, netlink api review PDF
    David Ahern VRF status; L3 offload with VRFs PDF
    Florian Westphal    
    Jesse Brandeburg    
    Damascene Joachimpillai Linux Networking and Data Center Operations  



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