1. ELC 2012

    Hey, this is my feedback of ELC 2012. If you didn’t read the first part, about ABS 2012, you can read the previous post first.

    ELC is one of my favorite conferences as I can meet several talented people and have good talks about Linux in embedded devices. This time was not an exception and I enjoyed very much. The main reason I was there was because I was going to present kmod, the new tool to manage kernel modules. But that would be only on the last day of the conference. Let’s start from the beginning.

    To …

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  2. ANNOUNCE: kmod 3

    Hey, kmod 3 is out. Really nice to finish this release. I was hoping to have it between the holidays, but there were some major bugs pending. It’s nice to see udev from git already using it instead of calling modprobe for each module. Kay reported a hundred less forks on bootup after start using libkmod and libblkid.

    It’s nice too receive feedback about other architectures that we don’t have access, too. With kmod 3, sh4 joined the other architectures that were tested with kmod.

    Since I’m already doing the announcements to the mailing lists, I …

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  3. Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow

    So, in last post I said kmod 2 could be released sooner than expected if there were major bugs. Not as much as a surprise, there was 1: depending on the alias passed to the lookup function we were blocked iterating a list.

    It’s now fixed in git tree. Thanks to Ulisses Furquim for fixing it and Dave Reisner for the bug report. We already have some other great stuff implemented so we’ll soon have another release.

    Another great news is that now we have the maintainer of module-init-tools (Jon Masters) cooperating with us. We will discuss how …

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  4. ANNOUNCE: kmod 1

    For some weeks now I and Gustavo Barbieri at ProFUSION have been working on a new library and a set of tools, libkmod and kmod respectively. This is the announcement of its first public release.

    Overview

    The goal of the new library libkmod is to offer to other programs the needed flexibility and fine grained control over insertion, removal, configuration and listing of kernel modules. Using the library, with simple pieces of code it’s possible to interact with kernel modules and then there’s no need to rely on other tools for that. This is a thing lacking on …

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  5. AndroidConf 2011

    Hoje dei uma palestra na AndroidConf sobre “Modificando a API do Android”. Referências ao projeto que falei sobre AVRCP podem ser encontradas em um post meu anterior. Estou disponibilizando abaixo os slides.

    EDIÇÃO 02/12/2011: coloquei uma nota no slide 7, relatando o que falei durante a apresentação sobre uso de IDE.

    Para aqueles que não conseguem visualizar acima, segue o link direto para a apresentação.

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  6. LinuxCon Brazil

    I’m back from LinuxCon Brazil, that was held in Sao Paulo on 17 and 18 November. Before the first keynote, ProFUSION was announced as becoming member of Linux Foundation :-)! Our logo is already in their members page.

    It was also a great time to talk again to some developers I met in LinuxCon Europe last month and some that were not present there. One talk I really like was given by Eugeni Dodonov about the Intel Linux Graphics stack. It was a good overview of all the graphics stack in Linux, paying attention to Intel’s boards and drivers …

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