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The eleventh meeting of the Prague computer science seminar

Vojtěch Pavlík

Live operating system kernel patching

Humanity's reliance on computers controlling critical processes is growing, starting with high speed trading in financial and commodity markets, over flight control to nuclear powerplants.

February 26, 2015

4:00pm

Auditorium S5, MFF UK
Malostranské nám. 25, Praha 1
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Humanity's reliance on computers controlling critical processes is growing, starting with high speed trading in financial and commodity markets, over flight control to nuclear powerplants. For many of these systems, downtime is very expensive even when planned in advance.

This lecture will present live operating system kernel patching, from a historical, practical and theoretical point of view.

Lecturer

Vojtěch Pavlík

Vojtěch Pavlík is the director of SUSE Labs, a department of SUSE, a part of Micro Focus, a billion dollar software powerhouse. SUSE Labs develop,in cooperation with the open source community, core components of the Linux operating system - kernel, compiler and other tools. In his developer past Vojtěch Pavlík worked on support of USB or human input devices in Linux, work which is used today on every Linux and Android device. He enjoys solving interesting problems facing Linux, most recently he created the MOK concept to solve the inherent conflict between UEFI Secure Boot and Linux's open ideology.

ABOUT THE PRAGUE COMPUTER SCIENCE SEMINAR

The seminar takes place on the 4th Thursday of each month at 4:00pm (except June, July, August and December) alternately in the buildings of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Karlovo nám. 13, Praha 2 and Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Malostranské nám. 25, Praha 1.

Its program consists of a one-hour lecture followed by a discussion. The lecture is based on an (internationally) exceptional or remarkable achievement of the lecturer, presented in a way which is comprehensible and interesting to a broad computer science community. The lectures is in English.

The seminar is organized by the organizational committee consisting of Roman Barták (Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics), Michal Chytil (Czech Academy of Sciences, Computer Science Institute), Pavel Kordík (Czech Tech. Univ., Faculty of Information Technologies), Jan Kybic (Czech Tech. Univ., Faculty of Electrical Engineering), Michal Pěchouček (Czech Tech. Univ., Faculty of Electrical Engineering), Jiří Sgall (Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics), Vojtěch Svátek (University of Economics, Faculty of Informatics and Statistics), Michal Šorel (Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Information Theory and Automation), Tomáš Werner (Czech Tech. Univ., Faculty of Electrical Engineering), and Filip Železný (Czech Tech. Univ., Faculty of Electrical Engineering)

The idea to organize this seminar emerged in discussions of the representatives of several research institutes on how to avoid the undesired fragmentation of the Czech computer science community.

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