LVC21-102: Functional Safety for FOSS - Xen Project journey

Session Abstract

The use of FOSS for safety-critical domains is considered highly interesting by industries such as automotive, as it enables a shorter time-to-market and lower development costs for generic components. However, formal functional safety requirements are very hard to implement, and it was never done before for mainline of generic FOSS projects, which were initially created without safety in mind. In this talk I will cover Linux Foundation's Xen Project developments for Automotive industry, our community approach for Functional Safety requirements compliance and our progress so far.

Session Speakers

Artem Mygaiev

EPAM (Technology Solutions Director)

Artem Mygaiev is a technology expert with 19 years of experience in software engineering and software project management in various technology domains. Artem specializes in embedded software development and system level open source software. Beginning 2012 Artem is actively contributing to development of Xen hypervisor for Automotive use cases and recently started to work on Xen-powered FuSa compliant cloud-to-edge services deployment system for vehicles in EPAM Systems.

Stefano Stabellini

Xilinx (Xen Maintainer, Principal Engineer at Xilinx)

Stefano Stabellini serves as system software architect and virtualization lead at Xilinx, the world's largest supplier of FPGA solutions. Previously, at Aporeto, he created a virtualization-based security solution for containers and authored several security articles. As Senior Principal Software Engineer in Citrix, he led a small group of passionate engineers working on Open Source projects. Stefano has been involved in Xen development since 2007. He created libxenlight in November 2009 and started the Xen port to ARM with virtualization extensions in 2011. Today he is a Xen Project committer, and he maintains Xen on ARM and Xen support in Linux and QEMU.

Bertrand Marquis

Principal Software Engineer (Arm)

I have 25 years of experience working on hardware virtualization and certified RTOS for avionics. At Arm I am contributing to Xen project to use it in the automotive industry.

The use of FOSS for safety-critical domains is considered highly interesting by industries such as automotive, as it enables a shorter time-to-market and lower development costs for generic components. However, formal functional safety requirements are very hard to implement, and it was never done before for mainline of generic FOSS projects, which were initially created without safety in mind. In this talk I will cover Linux Foundation’s Xen Project developments for Automotive industry, our community approach for Functional Safety requirements compliance and our progress so far.

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