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Friday, July 15 • 11:00 - 11:40
Dynamically Hacking the Kernel with Containers - Quey-Liang Kao, National Tsing Hua University

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Containers have the advantage over native processes because of the isolation provided by Linux kernel, while keeping good performance with almost no degradation. This fact promises that containers are destined to succeed, as known from many studies and practices in software engineering. However, when it comes to kernel hacking, unlike VMs, containers seem impossible because of their natural limit: they does not have their own kernel and share one with the host. In This presentation, Quey-Liang Kao will introduce the techniques involved in breaking the mentioned restriction, describe his implementation work which turns a container into a dynamic kernel hacking tool, show some applications, and discuss the unresolved challenges and possible solutions.

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Quey-Liang Kao

PhD student, National Tsing Hua University
Quey-Liang Kao is a PhD student majored in Computer Science, advised by Prof. Che-Rung Lee in National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. His research interests include Virtualization, Operating System, Cloud, and Heterogeneous Computing. After the hype of Docker container engine in 2013, he started his container research on the system software basis. He has been working on projects related to heterogeneous computing on containers, the... Read More →


Friday July 15, 2016 11:00 - 11:40
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