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Linux on POWER

Anyone familiar with GNU/Linux will not be surprised by the fact that this operating system runs on almost all known processors. However, very few people are aware that mere support just might not…

Hmm... time to debug

GDB: Logging Function Parameters, Part 1

Sometimes an application’s release version crashes in particular scenarios, but the debug version does not — and to make matters worse, the call-trace gets corrupted. It’s then very difficult to find the cause…

The toolbox I swear by...

GNU Binutils: A Collection of Binary Tools

With years of experience as a systems programming engineer, I’ve realised that to be a great artist of programming, you must understand the basics of source code, output files, linkers etc. So let’s…

QEMU for embedded programming

Using QEMU for Embedded Systems Development, Part 2

In the previous articles, we learnt how to use QEMU for a generic Linux OS installation, for networking using OpenVPN and TAP/TUN, for cross-compilation of the Linux kernel for ARM, to boot the…

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