Meetings and Events

Trying to shoehorn FreeBSD onto embedded devices - why it's not as easy as it could be, Adrian Chadd
2012-09-05 @ 18:45 EDT (22:45 UTC) - Suspenders Bar and Restaurant +

Adrian has been putting FreeBSD onto some small embedded Atheros MIPS devices for quite some time - with varying levels of success. In this talk he will cover what FreeBSD-embedded looks like today, how small can you get your kernel and userland, where the bloat is, and what challenges lie ahead.

Adrian has been tinkering in open source since high school. He now works at Qualcomm Atheros on their internal driver infrastructure. In his spare time, Adrian is working on 802.11n support, maintains the Atheros wifi driver in FreeBSD as well as co-maintains the FreeBSD net80211 stack. Adrian lives in San Jose with no wife, no children, no pets and a rather large collection of embedded devices (most of which run FreeBSD).