ARM FDPIC toolset and kernel patches makes it possible to boot a mmu-less Linux kernel and support userland applications which rely on dynamic loading. No source change are needed to compiler the application (compared to the BFLAT model). The presentation will focus on the toolset structure and characteristics and give some insights on the FDPIC ABI.
Reporting and visualization of test results are the most critical piece of a continuous integration system. QA Reports is a prototype web front end to help developers wade through the massive amounts of test results in a sane manner. This session will provide a brief overview of the application, and then it will be an open discussion on how to improve this solution.
The next generation of HP hardware The Machine will be based on new non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies, such as memristors. This can radically change system and software design, and enable new style of Big Data processing applications. The speaker will discuss the opportunities in NVM programming and the challenges along the way. A brief overview of current solutions will be presented.
We get lots of questions from members during initial HW design, SW implementation and tuning of PM on their platforms. This session will address some of those questions and make general recommendations for new platforms.
Automatically reducing the Linux kernel size may be achieved in
different ways. Using LTO (Link Time Optimization) is one such way with many advantages, but it also has major issues. A simpler alternative is linker section garbage collection. However, it turns out that even “simpler” solutions have their share of unsuspected pitfalls, especially on ARM. Those pitfalls and proposed solutions are the subjects of this discussion.
The openCSD project is developing an open source trace decode library for ARM CoreSight trace sources. When complete, this will provide trace decode for current ARM Cortex cores and associated trace protocols.We will provide a short presentation describing the library architecture and scope, along with use cases and outline examples. The current status of the project and future plans will also be provided.
This will be followed a discussion / Q & A session.