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Linaro Connect Vancouver BC: CfP open

 

Call for Proposals: opened 8 May 2018
Deadline to submit proposals: ends 23 July 2018

 

http://connect.linaro.org/cfp/
http://connect.linaro.org/

PS: Resources from last Linaro Connect:

http://connect.linaro.org/hkg18/resources/

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David Brown at Linaro Connect: Digital signatures and the beginning of the world (on ARM bootloaders)

From Linaro Connect 2017 in San Francisco:

Digital signatures and the beginning of the world – SFO17-306
David Brown
The bootloader is where it all begins. This session sums up our experiences with various signature types, data formats, implementations and how to choose.

http://connect.linaro.org/resource/sfo17/sfo17-306/

 

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video of Brian’s Tianocore Linaro Connect presentation

Brian Richardson of Intel recently gave a presentation at ARM Ltd’s Linaro Connect on the subject of UEFI. Intel started UEFI but in recent years ARM is also using UEFI.

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Firmware Mini-Summit announced

Al Stone of Red Hat has announced the next firmware mini-sumit at Linaro Connect, March in Bankok, Thailand. Excerpt of announcement:

Well, it’s that time of year again. If you’re going to be at Linaro Connect [0] in Bangkok, Thailand on the week of 7-11 March 2016, please drop in to the firmware mini-summit to be help Wednesday afternoon (9 March).  The exact time and location at Connect are still to be determined. We’ll have an hour, and so far the topic list is:

   * Update on current status of ACPI patches (PCI, NUMA, CPPC, plans for the next steps)
   * The new FW_OS_Forum mailing list
   * Progress in ACPI compliance testing in FWTS, and future plans
   * _DSD usage yet again
   * Others?

More information:
http://connect.linaro.org
http://lists.mailman.uefi.org/mailman/listinfo/fw_os_forum

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Firmware Summit results

Al Stone of Red Hat posted a summary of the recent Firmware Summit that took place at the recent Linaro Connect event.

There’s a discussion on the state of ACPI on ARMv8, and Linux support. “So, please tell Linaro if there is something needed from the ACPI spec.  Call, write or send carrier pigeons, just let us know.

There is a discussion on ACPI’s _DSD and Device Properties. A new dsd@acpica.org mailing list has been setup to help. A new repo of information —  on how to submit, approve, and use device properties in a community approved manner:

https://github.com/ahs3/dsd/tree/v-next/documentation

https://lists.acpica.org/mailman/listinfo/dsd

Matthew Garret wrote a document on Secure Boot:
https://lists.linaro.org/pipermail/fw-summit/2015-September/000170.html

I omitted a few items from the workshop’s notes. Read the full status here:
https://lists.linaro.org/pipermail/fw-summit/2015-October/000173.html

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Linaro LAVA changes

LAVA is a Continuous Integration tool for testing firmware, pre-OS environment, and embedded OSes, including QEMU-based systems as well as live hardware. Linaro is refactoring the code, which will impact test code and their running validation service, as well as renaming Linaro-Validation to lava-devel. The lava-users and lava-announce lists still exist. Neil Williams of Linaro announced some changes to LAVA, after discussing things at last week’s Linaro Connect. Excerpts of anouncement:

The LAVA dispatcher is being refactored and this had led to advancements and modifications in the lava-server as well as a completely re-written job submission format. LAVA is retaining compatibility *only* with the Lava Test Shell Definitions (the YAML files people are currently using) and there can be no automated way of converting existing JSON job submissions to the new job submission format (which uses YAML to allow for comments, amongst other improvements). The refactoring introduces a lot of benefits, including much more robust communication between the workers and the master, removal of configuration on the workers so that admins only change things in one place, a lot of new methods within the dispatcher to support new types of test and a much cleaner, more modular, codebase for future development. The timetable for these changes is expected to cover most of 2016.

The LAVA developers would ask that everyone running LAVA would subscribe to at least the lava-announce mailing list, to help with the migration to the new support.

Full announcement:
https://lists.linaro.org/pipermail/lava-announce/2015-September/000000.html

More information:
https://sfo15.pathable.com/meetings/302656
https://sfo15.pathable.com/meetings/303074
https://validation.linaro.org/
https://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/lava-users
https://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/linaro-validation

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