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Monday, August 17 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Move Fast and Upgrade Kernels - Yannick Brosseau, Facebook

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Move fast is at the core of Facebook values, but applying it to our management of the kernel was not an easy road to take.
When we upgraded our fleet to 3.10 and now to 4.0, we faced many hurdle. And the technical ones where not the hardest challenges.
We first had to convince services owners that upgrading is beneficial and establish a trust that the new kernel won't break their
services. On the technical side, we'll talk about building, testing and deployment strategies and tooling. We'll mention our main issues and where do we go from now.

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Yannick Brosseau

Production Engineer, Facebook
Yannick is a Production Engineer at Facebook working on the kernel team. As such he works on improving the stability and performance of the kernels deployed on the Facebook infrastructure and develops testing, monitoring and deployment tools to help in this endeavor. nPreviously, he was a research associate at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal where he work on performance analysis tools for Linux, including contributing to the LTTng project. He... Read More →


Monday August 17, 2015 11:00am - 11:50am
Redwood