Online / 5 & 6 February 2022


Upstreaming the FreeBSD Port

Introduction - about me. Overview of the FreeBSD ports system. History of the FreeBSD port. The mechanics of how Valgrind works - the launcher, stack creation, ELF parsing and much more (but not in too much detail). A description of some of the major issues that were fixed. How clang code generation differs from GCC and the kinds of problems that it causes. Future work - outstanding bugs and other hardware platforms.


Paul Floyd