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Wednesday, October 24 • 12:05 - 12:45
On this Rock I will Build my System - Why Open-Source Firmware Matters - Lucas Stach, Pengutronix

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Modern embedded systems are getting ever more capable and in turn more complex. Part of this complexity is shifted away from higher layers like the Linux kernel to system software running before the operating system is started and in many cases remaining active during runtime. There are good reasons to move some of the functionality into those layers of software stack, but it also means that the kernel has less control over the system than it traditionally had in an embedded system.

This talk will outline some of the functionally that is moving away from the OS, the risks associated with not being in control of those functions and how open-source system software/firmware is a strong base to minimize those risks and helps in designing a solid system.


Lucas Stach

Kernel Developer, Pengutronix e.K.
Lucas is a full-time open-source developer at Pengutronix, helping customers to build embedded Linux systems based on upstream Linux kernel and userspace components. He is focused on graphics related topics (maintaining the Etnaviv GPU kernel driver), but he also gained vast experience... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:05 - 12:45 BST
Lennox 1, Level -2