Defensive software for OEM installs

Registered by Jeremy Kerr on 2012-05-04

We’re aiming to make Ubuntu more resilient against hardware failures, with a focus on OEM-preinstalled Ubuntu. For example, an invalid CMOS time/date value can cause the system to fail in various unexpected ways.

The purpose of this session is to define which problems may arise due to:

 * "Sitting on the shelf" problems, eg RTC battery going flat
 * General mass-production issues
 * Missing drivers due to subtle SKU alterations
 * Low-memory situations
 * Corruption during factory pre-load

- or any other areas that we can identify during the session. We'll be aiming to outline potential solutions to these issues, and carry out that development work in the Q timeframe.

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Status:
Not started
Approver:
Jeremy Kerr
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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