Rejoice, Linux kernel newbies. Last week, I hacked an Ethernet driver in the Linux kernel, but the hack didn’t work; it turns out that the driver I chose isn’t used in my native Linux image on my PC. This week, I tackled the problem again, with success! And if I can do it, you can, too.
I’ve gotten all of my Christmas shopping done early, so I managed to make some time for exploring our ScanWorks test tool. I’m taking a “newbie approach” to using the tool, initially for hacking around with boundary-scan test. There’s some pretty cool technology here.
It’s been a few months since I did any work with my MinnowBoard; time seems to fly by during the summer. In this episode, I pick up where I left off, doing various Yocto builds as I worked towards source-level debug of the Linux kernel. But, I’m having mysterious build failures, with some of the segmentation fault symptoms I had months ago before I RMA’ed my AMD CPU. Could this be raising its ugly head again?
You can always count on Larry Traylor to crank out useful new content for engineers. This time, he’s updated our Application Note on UEFI Debugging using SourcePoint on Intel Platforms.