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Monday 2 May 2016

Running Tests On A target Connected With NFS

When working on an embedded system a usual setup is to export the rootfs via NFS. If you run the unit tests on the target or the functional tests while developing, then maybe you run them manually on the target console. Today I will show how to easily run them from the host so that you can retrieve the tests results directly in your code editor.

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Monday 3 August 2015

Measuring Mobile Network Latency - A First Attempt

I have been using the mobile application of my smart home system for several months, and the latency fear has come true : Connecting to the XMPP server from a mobile network can be very slow. Here is a first attempt to understand why, and how this may be improved.

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Monday 6 July 2015

A Distributed Unique Id Generator For Embedded Systems

Generating an id is a usual task when coding. Depending on the project, these ids can be internal to a component, shared inside a process, shared between several process, or even shared between several systems. A usual use-case in embedded development is generating ids to expose objects via IPC or RPC. This article details a solution to this task on linux, based on a distributed algorithm.

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