"serial port" tag

Getting Started with the MinnowBoard

With the embedded market being flooded with open source hardware boards, it’s tough finding one that not only suits your budget, computing power needs, etc, but is also backed by a strong community,…

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…

Hardware access kit

Device Drivers, Part 8: Accessing x86-Specific I/O-Mapped Hardware

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, continues the discussion on accessing hardware in Linux. The second day in the Linux device drivers’ laboratory was expected to be…

Time to debug

KGDB with VirtualBox: Debug a Live Kernel

Debugging an application live has always been easy for application developers, but debugging a live kernel has never been a simple option for kernel developers — it involves multiple machines with serial connections….

Kernel C Extras

Device Drivers, Part 3: Kernel C Extras in a Linux Driver

This article in the series on Linux device drivers deals with the kernel’s message logging, and kernel-specific GCC extensions. Enthused by how Pugs impressed their professor in the last class, Shweta wanted to…

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