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The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. This conference, now in its 9th year, has the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers. ELC is embedded Linux experts talking about solutions to your embedded Linux problems. ELC consists of 3 days of presentations, tutorials and Bird-of-a-Feather sessions. There are over 50 sessions to choose from, on a wide variety of topics.

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Thursday, February 21 • 10:30am - 11:20am
FIT Image Format: Inspired by Kernel's Device Tree - Joel Fernandes, Texas Instruments, Inc.

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The legacy U-boot image format is quickly becoming outdated as multi-component images are quickly becoming necessary. Images now not only carry a kernel, but also a device tree blob, ramdisk image etc for instance. With the increasing importance of security, storing multiple signatures and certificates structures in an image are also becoming common. The struct image_header in the legacy U-boot image format is not flexible enough to cover all multi image formats. Components of a kernel boot image might have to be loaded into different parts of memory before booting. A new image format (Flattened Image tree) similar to FDT solves some these problems.

Audience is U-boot and Kernel developers who work on kernel boot and security boot. They can expect an introduction to FIT, its motivation, advantages with an example. Technical Expertise required is familiarity with kernel boot mechanisms.

Thursday February 21, 2013 10:30am - 11:20am PST
Cyril Magnin I Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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