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Opensource Linux Tools for debugging and performance measurements

Opensource Linux Tools for debugging and performance measurements

Kernel Debugging


1) printks – dmesg

2) proc file system

3) gdb


  1.         http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9252
  2.         http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-debug/

4) kgdb… 295 more words


Open letter to the Linux World by Christopher Barry

This posting sent to the Linux Kernel mailing list by Christopher Barry is a MUST READ for anyone concerned about the future of Linux or their own favorite distribution and supporting software.  171 more words


Paging !(in Linux kernel)

Before talking about paging, lets understand what PAGE means. A page is a FIXED length CONTIGUOUS “VIRTUAL MEMORY” space. This is the SMALLEST unit for memory allocation. 502 more words

Linux Kernel

Begning Of Android

Android was founded in October 2003 by Andy Rubin (co-founder of Danger Andy Rubin (co-founder of Danger),Rich Miner (co-founder of Wildfire Communications, Inc.), Nick Sears (once VP at… 229 more words

ftrace ..how !

Wanted to understand the code flow of an MMC driver. Trying to do the same with the help of ftrace, than lots of printks in all the function !! 132 more words

Linux Kernel

Debugging a kernel panic !

Came across a strange kernel panic today. On my t1040Qds target, on 2.6.32 kernel, i’ve enabled MMC and things work fine. Now after a soft-reboot, (every damn time) my kernel crashes like mentioned below. 603 more words

Linux Kernel

Virtual memory and Linux kernel

The beginning

It seems that virtual memory (VM) is a highly common and well understood concept. A lot of articles are dedicated to VM. Nonetheless, not so many people know how it works in detail. 1,133 more words

Address Space