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Friday, October 25 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Board File to Device Tree Migration: War Story - Pantelis Antoniou, Antoniou Consulting

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As we all know Linus is a colorful character, but his taste in software design is impeccable. So it was hardly a big surprise when the famous edict about having all new ARM boards to use Device Tree, instead of a board file, was made. That single change forced a momentous shift in Linux based embedded software development, since a long list of cherished idioms (and a lot of questionable practices) have had to change. Device Tree due to it's purely data driver model, and focus on reusability, is quite tricky to come at terms at first, which is something we discovered during our porting efforts of the Beaglebone board support to DT. Join me in discussing they why, the how, and learn the hard lessons we at Beagleboard have learned moving to this new paradigm.


Pantelis Antoniou, Konsulko Group

Kernel Engineer, Konsulko Group
Pantelis Antoniou has been an active Linux kernel developer for more than 13 years. Has brought to market a lot of Linux based products, passing through companies like Texas Instruments, Mentor Graphics, before ending up with Konsulko Group, and his current engagement with NVIDIA... Read More →

Friday October 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm BST

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