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Monday, October 21 • 2:50pm - 3:40pm
Exploring the Dustier Corners of System Firmware - Matthew Garrett, Nebula

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Using UEFI to boot Linux is a mostly solved problem, and our ACPI support is pretty good now. But given several thousand pages of specification, surely there are other things we can use it for? This presentation will cover some of the other functionality offered by UEFI and ACPI, either as part of the core specification, part of additional specifications or even vendor-specific extensions that may prove useful to Linux developers and distributions. It will describe methods that developers can use to explore the less well characterised areas of their firmware and make use of what they find, and the different mechanisms available to us for exporting that information in useful ways.


Matthew Garrett

Developer, Nebula
Matthew Garrett is a developer at Nebula, working on tight integration of Openstack technologies with hardware to improve functionality and security. He maintains the Linux x86 platform drivers tree for handling system-specific features, contributes to kernel UEFI and ACPI support... Read More →

Monday October 21, 2013 2:50pm - 3:40pm BST

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