LSF/MM/BPF: 2020: Call for Proposals

From: Josef Bacik
Date: Fri Nov 22 2019 - 12:25:10 EST

The annual Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory Management, and BPF
(LSF/MM/BPF) Summit for 2020 will be held from April 27 - April 29 at
The Riviera Palm Springs, A Tribute Portfolio Resort in Palm Springs,
California. LSF/MM/BPF is an invitation-only technical workshop to map
out improvements to the Linux storage, filesystem, BPF, and memory
management subsystems that will make their way into the mainline kernel
within the coming years.

LSF/MM/BPF 2020 will be a three day, stand-alone conference with four
subsystem-specific tracks, cross-track discussions, as well as BoF and
hacking sessions.

On behalf of the committee I am issuing a call for agenda proposals
that are suitable for cross-track discussion as well as technical
subjects for the breakout sessions.

If advance notice is required for visa applications then please point
that out in your proposal or request to attend, and submit the topic
as soon as possible.

This year will be a little different for requesting attendance. Please
do the following by February 15th, 2020.

1) Fill out the following Google form to request attendance and
suggest any topics

In previous years we have accidentally missed people's attendance
requests because they either didn't cc lsf-pc@ or we simply missed them
in the flurry of emails we get. Our community is large and our
volunteers are busy, filling this out will help us make sure we don't
miss anybody.

2) Proposals for agenda topics should still be sent to the following
lists to allow for discussion among your peers. This will help us
figure out which topics are important for the agenda.


and CC the mailing lists that are relevant for the topic in question:

        FS:     linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
        MM:     linux-mm@xxxxxxxxx
        Block:  linux-block@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
        ATA:    linux-ide@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
        SCSI:   linux-scsi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
        NVMe:   linux-nvme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
BPF: bpf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Please tag your proposal with [LSF/MM/BPF TOPIC] to make it easier to
track. In addition, please make sure to start a new thread for each
topic rather than following up to an existing one. Agenda topics and
attendees will be selected by the program committee, but the final
agenda will be formed by consensus of the attendees on the day.

We will try to cap attendance at around 25-30 per track to facilitate
discussions although the final numbers will depend on the room sizes
at the venue.

For discussion leaders, slides and visualizations are encouraged to
outline the subject matter and focus the discussions. Please refrain
from lengthy presentations and talks; the sessions are supposed to be
interactive, inclusive discussions.

There will be no recording or audio bridge. However, we expect that
written minutes will be published as we did in previous years:







3) If you have feedback on last year's meeting that we can use to
improve this year's, please also send that to:


Thank you on behalf of the program committee:

Josef Bacik (Filesystems)
Amir Goldstein (Filesystems)
Martin K. Petersen (Storage)
Omar Sandoval (Storage)
Michal Hocko (MM)
Dan Williams (MM)
Alexei Starovoitov (BPF)
Daniel Borkmann (BPF)