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Developer Summit

Defensive software for OEM installs

2012-05-09 16:15..17:00 in G. Ballroom C

We’re aiming to make Ubuntu more resilient against hardware failures, with a focus on OEM-preinstalled Ubuntu. For example, an invalid CMOS time/date value can cause the system to fail in various unexpected ways.

The purpose of this session is to define which problems may arise due to:

  • "Sitting on the shelf" problems, eg RTC battery going flat
  • General mass-production issues
  • Missing drivers due to subtle SKU alterations
  • Low-memory situations
  • Corruption during factory pre-load

  • or any other areas that we can identify during the session. We'll be aiming to outline potential solutions to these issues, and carry out that development work in the Q timeframe.