Konsulko Group engineers to speak at ELC Seattle
Embedded Linux Conference, September 27- 30, 2021
Hyatt Regency Seattle | Seattle, Washington + Virtual
For over 15 years, Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) has been the premier, vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. Recent ELCs have expanded the scope to include both the user-space developers building applications on embedded Linux as well as the architects and developers working to deliver smart connected products and industrial IoT solutions.
At the upcoming Embedded Linux Conference, September 27- 30, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle (with a virtual option available), Konsulko Group engineers will give detailed technical talks on building RISC-V Linux systems, and Linux A/B upgrades.
Building a Low-key XIP-enabled RISC-V Linux System
Tuesday, September 28 • 4:00pm – 4:50pm
Principal Software Engineer (and GM Konsulko AB) Vitaly Vul (aka, Vitaly Wool) will discuss new hardware designs based on RISC-V, an open standard instruction set architecture. In modern times, RISC-V SoCs quite often have QSPI flash onboard which makes them perfect candidates to use XIP (eXecute In Place) technology to execute directly from flash without copying the code to RAM first. That allows to optimize memory footprint very tightly and thus opens up to really low-power IoT Linux appliances. Vitaly will present a demo how to run a mainline kernel configured for XIP on a RISC-V board, and discuss extending XIP support for RISC-V to 32-bit and MMU-less systems for low-key battery-powered RISC-V systems with RAM shortage.
Practical Experience with Linux A/B Upgrades
Wednesday, September 29 • 1:30pm – 2:20pm
Senior Software Engineer Leon Anavi will discuss deploying software upgrades to fleets of embedded Linux IoT devices, using A/B redundant systems with two identical partitions using popular open source solutions (like Mender or RAUC). Although they provide great features out of the box there are still plenty of technical obstacles to overcome for real-world use cases. In this presentation, we will walk through practical experiences using both Mender and RAUC with Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded. Leon will discuss BSP integration and porting efforts for new devices, bootloader requirements and configurations, tips and tricks for ARM and x86-64 systems, read-only file systems, partition layouts, storing persistent data during upgrades, managing single-file artifacts, simultaneous setup with Docker and other containers.
Join us in Seattle or virtually for this always informative, educational and fun conference for commercial and community embedded Linux developers.