LVC21-220: Generic image approach and LEDGE RP

Session Abstract

Linaro’s LEDGE RP is considered to be a reference platform for supporting industry standards for Linux operating system. Primary purpose is to build an operating system for IoT and EDGE devices observing specifications like UEFI, Secure Boot, EBBR, ACPI and etc. Linaro and it’s member companies work on upstreaming features in different components like boot loaders, firmware, virtualization, device drivers, secure applications. But the challenging task is that any low level component in a software stack interacts with the upper component, but the communication protocol in such communication has to be the same. So LEDGE RP has to be an open playground for upstream work connecting corresponding software versions to each other. There is no intent to create one more commercial linux distribution, ruther than create open source reference design to solve the most complex issues using a collaborative environment. LEDGE RP can be used by chip makers as a basement for their BSPs as well as product makers for the end devices. It’s much easier to solve cross application issues such as firmware-kernel, device-secure app-kernel-user land if they are reproduced in a known, open source, debuggable environment.

Session Speakers

Maxim Uvarov

Linaro (Linaro, LEDGE, Senior Software Engineer)

Maxim Uvarov is developer and maintainer in Linaro LEDGE group. Recently Maxim was maintainer of OpenDataPlane (networking API project) in Linaro, kernel maintainer at Oracle and Linux developer in MontaVista. Maxim holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science.

Linaro’s LEDGE RP is considered to be a reference platform for
supporting industry standards for Linux operating system. Primary
purpose is to build an operating system for IoT and EDGE devices
observing specifications like UEFI, Secure Boot, EBBR, ACPI and etc.
Linaro and it’s member companies work on upstreaming features in
different components  like boot loaders, firmware, virtualization,
device drivers, secure applications. But the challenging task is that
any low level component in a software stack interacts with the upper
component, but the communication protocol in such communication has to
be the same.  So LEDGE RP has to be an open playground for upstream
work connecting corresponding software versions to each other. There
is no intent to create one more commercial linux distribution, ruther
than create open source reference design to solve the most complex
issues using a collaborative environment. LEDGE RP can be used by chip
makers as a basement for their BSPs as well as product makers for the
end devices. It’s much easier to solve cross application issues such
as firmware-kernel, device-secure app-kernel-user land if they are
reproduced in a known, open source, debuggable environment.

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