Bootstraping a minimal image for kernel development
2020-10-10, 18:40–19:00, Arch Conf

A virtual machine is useful in a lot of development scenarios, but it's particularly essential in Linux Kernel development. It can be really time-consuming to install the kernel on your own system and then needing to reboot the machine just to see if your printk is working. For those developers, creating a minimal image for testing comes in handy. In this talk, I'm explain how to do so using an Arch Linux native tools. Our image will have extra powers: network, graphical output and a shared folder.

André Almeida is a Linux Kernel Developer at the open-source consultancy Collabora, where he's currently hacking syscalls. He is a free software and privacy advocate, often speaks about and promoting these topics at his local university and international conferences.