Koen Kooi, the lead developer of the Angstrom distribution, introduces systemd (sysvinit replacement) and shows how it can be integrated to a specific platform at Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2011.
Systemd is currently being hyped as *the* sysvinit replacement and this presentation will show why it’s here to stay. A brief introduction to systemd is given but the main focus is on showing how to integrate it into your favourite platform and how a few hours of tweaking can boot userspace into X11 in less than 1 second on the current generation of ARM chips (OMAP4 on Pandaboard). A comparison with slower low-end ARM chips is also be included and some design considerations when designing those low-end systems. The audience is system integrators and hobbyists that require a fast boot (e.g. robotics people).
You can also download the presentation slides.