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Wednesday, October 12 • 14:00 - 14:50
Software Update for IoT: The Current State of Play - Chris Simmonds, 2net

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Many embedded Linux projects have a requirement to update the software on devices in the field. Recent security flaws in basic components such as OpenSSL and bash, combined with the interconnectedness of all things, have highlighted the problem and made it an absolute necessity. No doubt as a consequence of this, there is a lot of activity in this area.

In this presentation, I begin by looking at the basic requirements of an update mechanism: that it must be be atomic, robust and secure. Then I will look at specific solutions, including package feeds, and image-based updaters, such as swupdate, swupd and rauc. Finally, I will look at the idea of including the updater in an end-to-end software deployment system, as is provided by Mender, Resin.io and Brillo.

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Chris Simmonds

Consultant, 2net
Chris Simmonds is a freelance consultant and trainer who has been using Linux in embedded systems for over 15 years. He is the author of the book “Mastering Embedded Linux Programming”, and is a frequent presenter at open source and embedded conferences, including the Embedded Linux Conference and Embedded World. He has been running training courses in embedded Linux since 2002 and has delivered hundreds of sessions to many well-known... Read More →


Wednesday October 12, 2016 14:00 - 14:50
Salon 4+5 London - Ground Level