Although Android is built on top of Linux, it uses almost none of the components traditionally found in a standard Linux distribution or an embedded Linux system. Can “classic” Linux apps be made to run with or under or on Android? Can such apps be made to “talk” to Android components and vice-versa? Beyond getting the basic BusyBox, glibc and glibc-compiled apps running under Android, this talk will go over some tips and tricks for making classic Linux apps coexist and interact with the Android stack on the same Linux kernel.
Karim J. Yaghmour is part serial entrepreneur part unrepentant geek. He is most widely known for having authored O’Reilly’s Building Embedded Linux Systems, which sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and has been translated into several different languages. Karim pioneered the world of Linux tracing by introducing the Linux Trace Toolkit (LTT) in the late ‘90s. He continued maintaining LTT through 2005 and was joined in this effort by developers from several companies, including IBM, HP, and Intel. LTT users have included: Google, IBM, HP, Oracle, Alcatel, Nortel, Ericsson, Qualcomm, NASA, Boeing, Airbus, Sony, Samsung, NEC, Fujitsu, SGI, RedHat, Thales, Oerlikon, Bull, Motorola, ARM, ST Micro. Other contributions include relayfs and Adeos. Karim has presented and published as part of a number of peer-reviewed scientific conferences, magazines and online publications, including Usenix, the Linux Kernel Summit, the Ottawa Linux Symposium, LinuxJournal, the O’Reilly Network and the Real-Time Linux Workshop.
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