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Monday, August 17 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Linux Kernel Networking Walkthrough - Thomas Graf, Noiro Networks

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This presentation features a walk through the Linux kernel networking stack for users and developers. It will cover insights into both, existing essential networking features and recent developments and will show how to use them properly. Our starting point is the network card driver as it feeds a packet into the stack. We will follow the packet as it traverses through various subsystems such as packet filtering, routing, protocol stacks, and the socket layer. We will pause here and there to look into concepts such as networking namespaces, segmentation offloading, TCP small queues, and low latency polling and will discuss how to configure them.

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Thomas Graf

Noiro Networks (Cisco), Noiro (Cisco)
Thomas Graf has been a Linux kernel developer for 10 years, working on a variety of networking subsystems. His current focus is on network virtualization and SDN. He contributes to various open source projects, such as the Linux kernel and Open vSwitch. Thomas is currently at Noiro Networks, a Cisco project.


Monday August 17, 2015 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Grand Ballroom C