Genode Labs Newsletter - April / May 2014


 1. The date is set for this year's Genode Hack'n'Hike
 2. Genode OS Framework 14.05 released
 3. An Exploration of ARM TrustZone Technology

 1. The date is set for this year's Genode Hack'n'Hike

 Genode Hack'n'Hike is a yearly event where the Genode community gathers
 to contemplate new ideas together, visit beautiful nature sites at day
 light, and work on pet projects in the evenings. Genode Labs sponsors
 the event. There is no attendance fee. It goes without saying that
 everyone interested in Genode is welcome to join!

 This year's Hack'n'Hike will take place somewhere in Saxony or in the
 south of Brandenburg during

   18th to 21st of September 2014

 For planning the event, we have created the following topic at our
 issue tracker:


 If you are interested to participate, please leave a message there or
 drop a note to:


 2. Genode OS Framework 14.05 released

 Following our quarterly release cycle, we have published the version
 14.05 of the Genode OS Framework. This time, the release is focused
 on improving the scalability of the framework with regard to the
 interoperability with 3rd-party software. The new version comes with
 tools that make the integration and use of existing software with
 Genode easier than ever.

 Besides those infrastructural changes, the new version comes with
 vast improvements of the NOVA and base-hw kernel platforms. Our
 custom base-hw kernel for ARM-based devices received multi-processor
 support and a new memory management, we enabled the use of real-time
 priorities on NOVA, and continued our efforts with running VirtualBox
 on NOVA by adding support for guest additions.

 Furthermore, we added a new component for block-level encryption
 based on NetBSD's cryptographic device driver and enabled USB 3.0 on
 x86 platforms.

 More information about all the changes are provided in our detailed
 release documentation:


 3. An Exploration of ARM TrustZone Technology

 We have been experimenting with ARM TrustZone technology on-and-off
 for multiple years now. Because we repeatedly observed interest in
 TrustZone from multiple sides, we decided to publicly document our
 aggregated knowledge on the subject in the form the following article:


 The article describes ARM TrustZone technology from our perspective
 and takes the reader through the series of experiments we undertook
 to understand the technology. Everything needed to reproduce the
 experiments is publicly available in the form of source codes as
 referenced in the article. There is also a YouTube video of one of
 our demos in action. Finally, the article recollects common
 questions and tries to answer them.

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 Dr.-Ing. Norman Feske
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