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Tuesday, March 24 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
Transitioning From uclibc to musl for Embedded Development - Rich Felker, Openwall

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musl is a relatively new libc implementation for Linux oriented towards applications where robustness, small size, and low runtime overhead matter. Compared to uclibc, it offers much better support for threads and other modern features, permissive (MIT) licensing, active development, and many other technical advantages. This presentation will focus on musl as an alternative to uclibc in embedded development, including motivations for switching, differences developers need to be aware of before switching to musl, and the status of musl adoption in toolchains and distributions.

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Rich Felker

Rich Felker is the primary author and maintainer of musl, an implementation of the C/POSIX standard library with a strong focus on correctness, simplicity, and efficiency. He is also a security consultant associated with Openwall, a participant in the Austin Group (which is responsible for maintaining the POSIX standard), and a contributor to various Free and Open Source software projects. He is regularly involved in glibc, uclibc, busybox... Read More →


Tuesday March 24, 2015 11:20am - 12:10pm
WG 2/3