Linux Piter 2017 / Alexey Brodkin: "uClibc today: Still makes sense" / Saint Petersburg, Russia / 3 November 2017 - 4 November 2017

Linux Piter 2017

3 November 2017 (Fri), 10:00 - 4 November 2017 (Sat), 19:00

Alexey Brodkin: "uClibc today: Still makes sense"

uClibc today: Still makes sense​
Historically uClibc has been the libc of choice for embedded Linux. Its selling points are availability for wide range of CPU architectures together with small memory footprint and low run-time overhead due to some simplifications and many configurable options. But with time embedded developers started to switch to other libc flavors like musl or even glibc. This presentation will give historical overview of uClibc development, update on current state of things and future plans. We will discuss if there's still a reason to use uClibc today and what kind of challenges await uClibc users in modern software ecosystem.

Alexey Brodkin
Russia, Saint Petersburg
Software Engineer

Alexey Brodkin is a software engineer at Synopsys. He is a co-maintainer of uClibc for ARC, maintainer of Linux BSPs for ARC development boards and active contributor to open source build systems such as Buildroot, OpenWrt and OpenEmbedded. While improving and maintaining ports of different open source projects he faces many challenging situations here and there. Still he believes almost every problem could be solved and searches for solution until it is found.

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