Archive for July 2007

And we are back!

This is a public service announcement: DON’T FORGET TO RENEW YOUR DOMAINS IN TIME! Thanks to Brian for getting back online.

Perfmon2: A flexible performance monitoring interface for Linux

The 2006 OLS paper Perfmon2: A flexible performance monitoring interface for Linux by St├ęphane Eranian gives an overview of designing a generic interface for hardware monitoring for a diverse test of processors. Modern processors have all kinds of support to collect information about cpu cycles used, instruction pipelines, on-chip caches, etc. Since the Performance Monitoring […]

IcedTea 1.1

From Lillian on the OpenJDK distro-pkg-dev mailinglist about IcedTea 1.1 We are proud to announce the release of IcedTea 1.1. This release represents the stabilization of Crypto and SSL support. The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK ( using Free Software build tools and provides replacements libraries for the […]

The 7 dwarves

Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote an interesting paper for OLS: The 7 dwarves: debugging information beyond gdb. Dwarves is a DWARF debugging information library and a set of tools that uses the DWARF information inserted in ELF binaries. The tools can help you understand DWARF and the debug information available in programs (and the kernel) […]