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Recent developments in Linux on PowerPC

Seminar

This talk outlines a number of recent developments in the Linux kernel for 64-bit PowerPC machines. Topics covered include merging the 32-bit and 64-bit PowerPC code, support for 64k pages, page table sharing, and PCI error recovery.

Paul Mackerras

Paul is the maintainer for the Linux kernel on PowerPC machines. He works in the IBM Linux Technology Center where he works on Linux for the IBM PowerPC-architecture machines, and in particular the pSeries and iSeries machines. Paul has been working on Linux on PowerPC since 1996, when he ported Linux to the Power Macintosh. He is the maintainer for the Linux PPP package and the author of dirdiff and gitk. He also works on various other open-source projects.