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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 Ltd
Chris Simmonds is a software consultant and trainer living in southern England. He has almost two decades of experience in designing and building open-source embedded systems. He is the founder and chief consultant at 2net Ltd, which provides professional training and mentoring services... Read More →


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

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