Schedule: Let's port together

Peter De Schrijver
Day Sunday
Room AW1.125
Start time 15:00
End time 15:45
Duration 00:45
Event type Podium
Track Debian
Language English
Slides (PDF)
Video (Ogg/Theora)
Video (DIVX)
Video (Ogg/Theora/Low quality)
Let's port together

Let's port together. Debian fun for everyone

In this talk we will explain how modern system architectures look like and what implications the architecture choices have on the software side of things. Architecture differences like endianess, alignment requirements, cache coherency, out of order execution and representation of standard C types and their impact on portability will be discussed as well as strategies for avoiding or working around these problems.