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August 19-21 - Co-Located Events
August 21-23 - Conference
Hilton San Diego Bayfront - San Diego, CA
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Friday, August 23 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Wear Estimation for Devices with eMMC Flash Memory - Marcel Ziswiler, Toradex AG*

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One of the most common persistent memory technology in today's embedded Linux devices is eMMC flash memory.
The raw NAND flash used inside the eMMC chips has a limited number of write cycles. To get a long lifetime several tactics are employed such as wear level algorithms and error correction. From the low-level firmware on the eMMC controller across several layers of software, it is rather difficult for an application programmer to understand what particular wear his program imposes on the underlying flash.
We are discussing an implementation to monitor the flash usage on the block level which can be used to make more accurate lifetime estimations and provide feedback to an application program for storage-related optimizations.

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Marcel Ziswiler

Software Team Lead - Embedded Linux BSP, Toradex AG
Marcel Ziswiler joined Toradex (https://www.toradex.com) in 2011 spearheading the Embedded Linux adoption as their head of the embedded Linux BSP team. His introducing an upstream first policy lead to being top 10 U-Boot as well as Linux kernel ARM SoC contributor. In the past, he... Read More →



Friday August 23, 2019 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Indigo E
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