Javier Martinez Canillas

Javier Martinez Canillas

About Javier Martinez Canillas

Javier was a Senior Linux Kernel Developer for the Samsung Open Source Group. He has contributed to different kernel subsystems with a focus on ARM and Exynos SoC support. Besides hacking, he enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife Tami and their twins, running, reading and writing technical articles like "Kbuild: the Linux Kernel Build System", published by the Linux Journal.

  • Projects

    Linux Kernel, U-boot
  • Role

    Senior Linux Kernel Developer

Posts by Javier Martinez Canillas

  • September 28, 2015 - Javier Martinez Canillas

    How to Install a Linux Mainline Kernel and Distro on Exynos Chromebooks

    Over the last year I spent some time improving the mainline support for the Exynos based Chromebooks. This blog post explains how to install a Linux mainline kernel and distribution on these machines. The first half covers some background information that explains what needs to be done to the Chromebook to make this happen, and the second half is a step-by-step guide to complete the process. A Bit of Background Information Chromebooks use a fairly unique boot system to improve reliability during upgrades and provide better hardware security. This makes the process of installing a different Linux distro on the device a bit more challenging than most consumer devices. ChromeOS Verified Boot Chromebooks use a technique called verified boot (vboot) to ensure all binaries are safe to be executed. The Chromebook comes with firmware (a vendor u-boot in the case of Samsung Chromebooks) that has vboot support and is composed […]

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  • August 12, 2015 - Javier Martinez Canillas and Brian Warner

    The Samsung OSG Keeps Growing.

    The Samsung Open Source Group consists of only about 50 people spread out over the entire world, and in an organization that employs more than 275,000 it can be a challenge for us to make a large impact on the company as a whole. In order to do this, its vital we hire individuals that play key roles in the open source ecosystem¬† so that we can continue to integrate greater adoption of open source methodology into the company at large. With that said, it’s a pleasure to introduce our two newest members Javier Martinez Canillas, and Brian Warner. Javier Martinez Canillas I’m very happy to announce I’ve joined the Samsung Open Source Group. As people that have been following the Linux Exynos upstream development probably know, I’ve been working on improving the mainline support for the Samsung Exynos5 based Chromebooks and Exynos5 in general over the last year. Now, […]

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