We proudly announce the Alpine Linux Persistence and Storage Summit (ALPSS) 2022!

The goal of this conference is to discuss the hot topics in Linux storage and file systems, such as persistent memory, NVMe, multi-pathing, raw or open channel flash and I/O scheduling in a cool and relaxed setting with spectacular views in the Austrian alps.

We plan to have a small selection of short and to the point talks, and lots of room for discussion in small groups, as well as ample downtime to enjoy the surrounding.

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Schedule for Tue 11.10.2022

Time Topic
13:00 - 14:00 Optional Lunch near Innsbruck Central Station
14:00 - 14:30 Meet at Innsbruck Central Station
14:30 - 15:30 Transfer to Lager Walchen
15:00 - 15:30 Meet at parking lot Walchen (Militärlager Walchen) for direct arrivals
15:30 - 18:00 Hike to the lodge
18:00 - 18:30 Check-in
18:30 - 19:00 Welcome from the PC, Introduction
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner, Drinks and Socializing

Schedule for Wed 12.10.2022

Time Topic Speaker
07:00 - 08:00Breakfast
08:00 - 08:30NFS Reexport ImprovementsRichard Weinberger
08:30 - 09:00fstests and blktestsLuis Chamberlain
09:00 - 09:30Tea Break
09:30 - 10:00Introduction to eBPFAlexei Starovoitov
10:00 - 10:30NVMe computational storageChristoph Hellwig
10:30 - 11:00Tea Break
11:00 - 11:30libnvme and nvme-cli 2.0Daniel Wagner
11:30 - 12:00kernel-driven userspace helpers Hannes Reinecke
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 19:00BOFs and hallway track (or hiking on your own)
19:00 - 22:00Dinner, Drinks and Socializing

Schedule for Thu 12.13.2022

Time Topic Speaker
07:00 - 08:00Breakfast
08:00 - 08:30Non power of 2 zoned devices in LinuxPankaj Raghav
08:30 - 09:001000s of NVMe device per VMAlex Graf
09:00 - 09:30Tea Break
09:30 - 10:00Sleepless RCU Grace Periods Without rcu_headPaul McKenney
10:00 - 10:30Safer C extensionAlexei Starovoitov
10:30 - 11:00Tea Break
11:00 - 11:30An overview of the SPI NOR subsystemTudor Ambarus and Pratyush Yadav
11:30 - 12:00Direct IO DMA mapping optimizationsKeith Busch
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 19:00BOFs and hallway track (or hiking on your own)
19:00 - 22:00Dinner, Drinks and Socializing

Schedule for Fri 14.10.2022

Time Topic
07:00 - 09:00Breakfast and checkout
09:00 - 11:00Hike to the base
11:00 - 12:00Transfer to Innsbruck Central Station


Attendance is free except for the accommodation and food at the lodge, but the number of seats is strictly limited. If you are interested in attending please reserve a seat by mailing us your favorite topic(s).

If you are interested in giving a short and crisp talk please also send an abstract.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic special rules including travel restrictions, mask and vaccination mandates are in place. Please check the travel restrictions careful for international travel. We very strongly recommend all attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Current COVID-19 Situation in Austria
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Innsbruck itself is well connected to the train networks of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. It also has a small international airport and is easily reachable from the major hub airports at Munich, Vienna and Zurich.

The Lizumerhütte is an Alpine Society lodge in a high alpine environment. A hike of approximately 2 hours is required to the lodge, and no other accommodations are available within walking distance.

You can register your accommodation using the ALPSS2022 registration code here. Please select the "Half-board" option that includes breakfast and dinner.

Note that the lodge requires a credit card authorization as part of the booking process. If you do not have a suitable credit card, please contact the organizers