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What Are Tizen’s Chances of a Prime Time Smartphone Entry?

A recent spike in the development of open mobile OSs has led to the release of exotic sounding distributions. An OS that is yet to grab the headlines is one that is mobile-optimised…

Code Sport

This month’s column continues the discussion on data storage systems, with a focus on how file systems remain consistent even in the face of errors occurring in the storage stack. Last month we…

Linux Maintainer Greg K-H Talks About What Keeps Him Busy!

Greg Kroah Hartman, fondly known as Greg K-H, is one of the most important people working on the Linux kernel. He is the Linux stable kernel maintainer and is a Linux Foundation Fellow….

It pays to be a Linux 'expert'

IT Pays To Be a Linux Expert

The IT industry is expected to hire many more Linux professionals this year, and to take extra measures to retain Linux talent within organisations. LINUX For You digs into their pockets and finds…

Health check

Getting Started with SystemTap

If programming is an art, then debugging is even more so. To be a good programmer, one must master debugging. We have seen some good methods of kernel debugging, e.g., gdb, kgdb, kprobes,…

Debug that!

Device Drivers, Part 10: Kernel-Space Debuggers in Linux

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, talks about kernel-space debugging in Linux. Shweta, back from hospital, was relaxing in the library, reading various books. Ever since she…

Input/Output

Device Drivers, Part 9: I/O Control in Linux

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, talks about the typical ioctl() implementation and usage in Linux. “Get me a laptop, and tell me about the x86 hardware…

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…

Time to keep things updated

CodeSport (July 2011)

In this month’s column, we will look at how software upgrades could lead to failure in some cases, and how online software updates can help to reduce application downtime. In the last couple…

QEMU for Embedded Development

Using QEMU for Embedded Systems Development, Part 1

Last month, we covered the basic use of QEMU. Now let’s dig deeper into its abilities, looking at the embedded domain. Techies who work in the embedded domain must be familiar with the…

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