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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
October 21 & October 25 | Co-Located Events, Tutorials, & Workshops
October 22-24 | Conference
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Wednesday, October 24 • 14:15 - 14:55
Creating Your Own Tiny Linux Distribution Using Yocto: Keeping it Small With Poky-Tiny - Alejandro Hernandez, Xilinx

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Poky-tiny was created in 2011, it is a reference distro provided by the Yocto project that is meant for resource-constrained embedded devices.

It provides a “fully” running Linux OS, with the most basic functionality, by using software like busybox, musl, and dropbear to provide common UNIX utilities, a lightweight, yet compatible and efficient C library and a Secure Shell (ssh) server-client respectively.

In this presentation, Alejandro will talk about the latest changes that have been made to poky-tiny, explaining concepts such as a DISTRO layer to present how it is built and how users can easily customize it to create their own Tiny Linux, he will also go through the process of how the distribution is kept small, analyze the size of the kernel and rootfs and a new image core-image-tiny-initramfs that boots to RAM for faster boot time, comparing that to other images as an example.

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Alejandro Hernandez

Embedded Software Engineer, Xilinx
Alejandro is an Embedded Software Engineer at Xilinx, he works as a Yocto Project developer designing software to improve system's developers experience when building customized embedded Linux, currently maintains several packages of the Poky Linux distribution as well as the Poky-Tiny... Read More →


Wednesday October 24, 2018 14:15 - 14:55
Lennox 3, Level -2

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