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Thursday, May 1 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Tuning Android For Low RAM - Chris Simmonds, 2net

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The 4.4 KitKat release includes the results of “Project Svelte”: a set of tweaks to the operating system to make it run more easily on devices with around 512 MiB RAM. This is likely to be especially important for people working with “Embedded Android”, that is, implementing Android on devices that are not smart phones or tablets. However, “Project Svelte” is not a simple “on/off” configuration setting. It is a range tuning options throughout the Android and Linux kernel stacks. In this talk I describe the practical steps you can take to apply these changes to a real-life example device, including tuning the size of the Dalvik heap, enabling KSM (Kernel samepage merging) and swap to zRAM.

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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 →

Thursday May 1, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Blossom Hill I & II

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