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A Study of Modern Linux API Usage and Compatibility: What to Support When You're Supporting
Chia-Che Tsai, Bhushan Jain, Nafees Ahmed Abdul, and Donald E. Porter
Best Paper Award
In Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '16), London, UK, April 2016. [download paper] [download slides (Eurosys 2016 Talk)]