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New training materials: boot time reduction workshop

We are happy to release new training materials that we have developed in 2013 with funding from Atmel Corporation. The materials correspond to a 1-day embedded Linux boot time reduction workshop. In addition to boot time reduction theory, consolidating some … Continue reading

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Linux init failures now easier to debug

If you are an embedded Linux developer too, you have probably been frustrated by the lack of information from the Linux kernel when it failed to start the init process when you’re building a new root filesystem. The only thing … Continue reading

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Linux 3.12 released, Free Electrons 14th contributor by number of commits

The 3.12 kernel has just been released by Linus Torvalds, who summarized what he considers to be the major improvements offered by this release: improvements to the dynamic tick code, support infrastructure for DRM render nodes, TSO sizing and the … Continue reading

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Embedded Linux and kernel engineer job openings

We’re getting busier than ever! Free Electrons is looking for developers: With experience developing embedded Linux systems With experience developing device drivers for the Linux kernel, and porting Linux on new hardware. See our contributions to the mainline Linux kernel! … Continue reading

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Free Electrons at the ARM Kernel Summit, the Embedded Linux Conference and the Buildroot Developers Meeting

Late october will be a busy moment for all the embedded Linux developers meeting in Edinburgh, UK. The Linux Foundation is organizing a number of conferences here, including the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (October 24-25) and LinuxCon Europe (October 21-23), … Continue reading

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Free Electrons the top #18 contributor to the 3.11 kernel

The 3.11 Linux kernel has now been released by Linus Torvalds, and as usual as thousands of patches coming from a large number of companies and contributors. For this release, Free Electrons has contributed a total of 128 patches (yes, … Continue reading

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Free Electrons contributions to the 3.10 kernel

The 3.10 Linux kernel has been released a few days ago. According to LWN, with almost 13.500 non-merge commits, the 3.10 has been the busiest ever, and also the fastest. Free Electrons engineers again contributed to this release, with 99 … Continue reading

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Free Electrons contributions to the 3.9 kernel

A few months ago, we published a blog post showing our contributions to the 3.8 Linux kernel. With 128 commits merged in 3.8, Free Electrons was ranked as the 17th company in terms of kernel contributions. The 3.9 kernel has … Continue reading

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FIQ Handlers in the ARM Linux Kernel

Part of the work on the CFA-10036 and its breakout boards was to write a driver that was using the FIQ mechanism provided by the ARM architecture to bitbang GPIOs on the first GPIO bank of the iMX28 port controller. … Continue reading

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Linux kernel 3.8 released, Free Electrons top #17 contributor

Early last week, version 3.8 of the Linux kernel has been released by Linus Torvalds. The KernelNewbies web site, has, as usual, a great summary of what’s new in this release, together with lots of links to the relevant LWN … Continue reading

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