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Monday, October 13 • 12:15pm - 1:05pm
12 Lessons Learnt in Boot Time Reduction - Andrew Murray, Embedded Bits Limited

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It's not uncommon to produce embedded Linux based devices that end up with long and inconvenient boot times - yet eliminating boot time delays can be difficult and time consuming. Furthermore once a minimal boot time has been achieved it's often just as difficult to maintain it through subsequent software development.

In this presentation, Andrew unfolds 12 keys lessons learnt in his experience of boot time reduction. These lessons provide an insight into the common causes of boot time delays, why they are present and how they can be overcome. In describing these lessons Andrew will also take you on a journey that indicates why file system benchmarks should probably be ignored (with respect to boot time reduction) and a journey that illustrates that the Linux kernel is rarely the worst offender for boot delays.

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Andrew Murray

Embedded Bits
Andrew Murray is an embedded Linux software engineer at Embedded Bits Limited - a provider of embedded Linux professional engineering services. His day-to-day role fulfils his passion for learning and provides him with plenty of embedded Linux experience including kernel and embedded applications development on a variety of platforms. Andrew has reduced the cold boot time of countless real world products that use embedded Linux and produced a... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Room 27