The Secret Life of U-Boot


Please put on your submarine-commander hat, because it's time to explore some of the depths of U-Boot. You don't really believe U-Boot is just an innocent little bootloader that only knows how to start the kernel on your embedded device in exactly the same manner day after day, do you? Certainly not!

  •  U-boot transports valuable images (for merely a small fee) when the local network hardware is on strike
  • U-boot has been spotted doing Jenkins' dirty work of "reprogramming" boards that need to be taught a lesson
  • U-Boot has even been known to conspire with JTAG debuggers to do bare NAND programming without a permit
Room 104
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 15:00 to 16:00