Christian Walter

Christian Walter

Testing platform for Open System Firmware

It's been a long held notion that having standardized testing across the various near metal projects. With standardized testing, we can build a testing framework to test platforms that have open hardware components across coreboot, linuxboot, u-root and so on. With these in place we would be able to thoroughly test all platforms that use these ecosystems. Furthermore by agreeing on the framework we would be able to build our own internal tests for the platforms we care about.

This brief talk will talk about the fundamentals of standard testing and how we can build these tests using ConTest, a testing framework that was written by Facebook and released as an open source project. By standardizing on a single framework we will be able to ramp up specific tests to help build more reliable platforms by being able to detect regressions, adding new tests for new failure scenarios and so on. We hope that after this talk that you would be excited in joining the effort to build these tests and improve the state of these open source projects and the platforms that depend on it.

Open-Source Firmware Foundation - Discussion Round

The Open-Source Firmware Foundation has been founded 6 month ago - we like to look back on the founding process, and like to invite guest to talk about workstreams within the OSFF, and the future of open-source firmware.

Confirmed Guests:

  • Philipp and Chris summarize the past year, trying to bring the foundation to live and solving problems along the way.
  • Alex Matrosov is one of the first individuals leading the security workstream within the Open-Source Firmware Foundation
  • Bryan Cantrill, Co-Founder of Oxide, refers about open-source firmware and the rising importance of OSF within the industry
  • and some more..

Join in on 45 minutes of "behind the scenes" of the OSFF and general talks on why OSF is important. We will shim some light on these topics from an industry point-of-view.

This session will be moderated by 9elements which will guide you through the discussion.