Embedded Linux Summit 2010

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Here is information about the Embedded Linux Summit, 2010.

This page has some information about the location, date, time, attendees, sponsors and other plans for this event.

See Embedded Linux Mini Post Summit 2010 for information about the follow up meeting at ELC Europe.


Here is a table of confirmed (or semi-confirmed) attendees for the summit:

Name Company Notes
Tim Bird Sony Lead organizer of the summit
Bdale Garbee HP
Matt Mackall Selenic Embedded Maintainer
Greg Ungerer Snapgear uClinux Maintainer
Paul Mundt Renesas SH Maintainer
Hisao Munakata Renesas
Ralf Baechle MIPS Maintainer
David Woodhouse Intel Embedded Maintainer
Grant Likely Secret Lab Device tree maintainer
I.P. Park Samsung (tentative)
Doewan Kim LGE
Yoshitake Kobayashi Toshiba
Brian Swetland Google (tentative)
Magnus Damm Renesas
Bryan Huntsman Qualcomm Innovation Center MSM maintainer
Dirk Hohndel Intel Chief Linux and OpenSource Technologist agreed to come, but is now on sabbatical, and I can't reconfirm
Arjan van de Ven Intel Kernel developer (tentative)
Shinsuke Kato Panasonic

Attendee Guidelines

Meeting Details

Lunch will be provided.



    • Directions: From Shiodome station (next to Park Hotel)
      • Take the Toei Oedo line to Roppongi Hills

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      • Please be noted that the direction guide from the subway station is assuming you

use the "Tokyo Metro, Roppongi Station" not the "Toei (Municipal) Oedo Line, Roppongi Station". The attached wide area map indicates the location of Oedo Line Roppongi Station, which is about 300m (980ft) from the Tokyo Metro Roppongi station.

Roppongi WideAreaMap.png

Hotel Information

We are recommending the same hotel for the Embedded Linux Summit as for LinuxCon Japan. This is the Park Hotel Tokyo which is located in southeast Tokyo, in the Shimbashi district of the city.

If you are attending LinuxCon, you can use the Linux Foundation Room rate, of 15,000 yen (about $175) per night. See instructions on the LinuxCon Japan Hotel page for making a reservation.


The agenda is being discussed on the summit mailing list.

Here is the draft that Tim proposed for different topics for the meeting:

 1. mainline gap
   1.1 version gap is most prevalent form
   1.2 how to reduce it?
     1.2.1 can stable release maintenance help with this?
     1.2.2 patch mining - pros and cons
     1.2.3 proxy contributors - pros and cons
     1.2.4 development methods: git vs. git+quilt vs. big honking vendor tarballs!
 2. architecture-specific issues (ARM, MIPS, x86)
   2.1 SOC vendor tree isolation
   2.2 defconfigs
   2.3 recent industry initiatives (e.g. Linaro)
 3. SMP in embedded
 4. Android current status 
   4.1 kernel requirements
   4.2 mainline gap
     4.2.1 how it's managed
     4.2.2 plan for closing gap
 5. Meego current status (same sub-points as above) (Dirk or Arjan?)
 6. WebOS current status (same sub-points as above) (Bdale?)
 7. The state of flash file systems
 8. embedded power management
   8.1 suspend blockers?
   8.2 runtime PM
 9. industry contribution rate - how to increase it
   9.1 impedances to industry participation in open source
     9.1.1 systematically identifying impedances
 10. industry and community pain points
   10.1 industry pain points - what do developers spend their time doing?
   10.2 community pain points - what to developers spend their time doing?
   10.3 need a survey or are attendees representative?
 11. CELF projects - (Tim - 30 minutes)
   11.1 status of current work
   11.2 ideas for future work
 12. Automated testing
   12.1 is it of any use?
   12.2 what kinds are needed
   12.3 should CELF or LF fund something? (long painful history here...)


13. Unified bootloader architecture
14. Device tree status (Grant Likely - ?? minutes)

  • CE Linux Forum

Mini summit followup meeting in the UK

Russell King won't be coming to the meeting in Tokyo. Since a number of us will be in England at ELC Europe in late October, we've decided to have a brief meeting there as well, to include Russell and continue discussing some of the ideas raised in Tokyo.

See Embedded Linux Mini Post Summit 2010