Subtitle: Is Harder Than You Would Think
Status of Intel, ATI, Nvidia, Matrox, Via, and SiS chipsets as of 2006. Possible reasons for closed source drivers. Problems with closed source graphics drivers. Open source efforts going forward (including the r300 and renoveau projects) and reverse engineering methodologies.
Subtitle: Measurement Tools, Techniques and Results
Subtitle: An Update
How User Mode Linux development has contributed to Linux's general virtualization capabilities.
Subtitle: OR: Two proprietary vendor firmware update packages walk into a dark alley, six RPMS in a yum repository walk out...
How Dell replaced its proprietary in-house framework for downloading DELL BIOS updates with an in-house framework for downloading DELL BIOS updates that's closely tied to Red Hat Enterprise's package management system.
Subtitle: Problems and Possible Solutions
[That's actually SCSI target, but they'll get the ramdisk and network block device routed through the SCSI layer sooner or later. Every other common storage device, like SATA and USB, already is. Note that the SCSI layer doesn't use the block layer.]
Subtitle: uClinux on a $5.00 (US) Processor.
Migrating processes within clusters. [Nothing to do with embedded devices or handhelds, despite the name.]
Preventing DRAM fragmentation, to allow large physically contiguous allocations (and maybe even the allocation of huge pages on a system that's been running a while). This is not the same as actively defragmenting (evicting lots of physically contiguous pages on demand, which is hard if the kernel's pinned any), this is an allocation strategy to minimize fragmentation in the first place, and weight the page reclaimation logic to preferentially collate higher order pages whenever it has a choice about what to free.
Subtitle: PyReT and the Linux kernel
Subtitle: Past, Present, and Future
Subtitle: resource allocation, Goldilocks style
Subtitle: An analyst point of view
Subtitle: Exploring the scalability of the Xen hypervisor
Subtitle: Support for Asynchronous DMA/XOR Engines
Subtitle: A Case Study in Four Acts