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

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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...

Device Drivers, Part 9: Input/Output Control in Linux

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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...

Using QEMU for Embedded Systems Development, Part 2

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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...

CodeSport

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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...

Using QEMU for Embedded Systems Development, Part 1

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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...

Linux Kernel Development Using Git

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This article looks at setting up Git and using it for Linux kernel development. It is aimed at developers who would like to move...

Getting Started with Inotify

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Inotify is a Linux kernel feature that provides an event-driven framework for applications to monitor changes in the filesystem. This article demonstrates how to...

Debian 6.0 ‘Squeeze’: What’s New?

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With its extremely long release cycle (this one took two years), Debian 6.0 Squeeze was rolled out on February 6th, amidst jokes like, "See...

KGDB with VirtualBox: Debug a Live Kernel

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Debugging an application live has always been easy for application developers, but debugging a live kernel has never been a simple option for kernel...

Understanding a Kernel Oops!

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  Understanding a kernel panic and doing the forensics to trace the bug is considered a hacker's job. This is a complex task that requires...