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Webinars explore embedded Linux development

Jul 7, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Timesys announced a summer series of free webinars on embedded Linux development. The four “technical deep dives” will explore spotting memory leaks with MPatrol, working with the Timesys Online Linux Factory, using the OProfile profiling tool, and reducing kernel size.

The Timesys Summer Webinar events are free with registration, says Timesys. Each webinar will run about 45 minutes, and will be free of sales or marketing pitches, says the company.

The webinars are as follows, with all events starting at 9 AM EST:

  • Spotting memory leaks with MPatrol (July 10th) — This presentation explores how to locate memory leaks and verify their repair using the MPatrol debugging tool, says Timesys.
  • LinuxLink's Embedded Linux Factory (July 17th) — The Timesys LinuxLink subscription program now offers an Embedded Linux Factory where developers can create a root file system (RFS), kernel, and cross-compiler for their projects. This tutorial covers Linux Factory features such as coordinating kernel and root file system configuration options, as well as using its RFS “pruning” feature for removing space-consuming files. The Linux Factory recently won Best in Show in the Development Support category at the 2008 Freescale Technology Forum (FTF).
  • Getting the most out of OProfile (July 31th) — Covered in a recent Timesys LinuxLink podcast, the OProfile profiling tool enables users to track how many times a certain “counter” was incremented over a period of time. Users are said to be able to track counters on a system-wide or program-by-program basis to optimize code performance.
  • Reducing the size of the Linux Kernel (August 21st) — This tutorial describes techniques and strategies for reducing kernel size, including removing the code not used by the project, and reducing RAM requirements The webinar will also point to open source projects dedicated to minimizing run-time memory footprints.

More information and links to registration forms should be available here.

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