linux shell script let: not found

Today I was writing a shell script when I came across this issue. In one part of the shell script I needed to count the number of lines I read from an input file, this is where I used 'let'.

Script to indent your C and kernel files

Steps to create a script/command for indentation:

1. Create a file named "indent_cmd" without any extension. (Do not name it "indent" as there is already a command of that name in linux, which we will use too).
    # vi indent_cmd   

Installing my custom kernel on my Ubuntu Desktop

Today I had to customize my Ubuntu Precise kernel. I was required to change the number of maximum pages which can be allocated contiguously so that I could dma_alloc_coherent more memory.

How to change your kernel space memory in Ubuntu and embedded

While writing a driver for Ubuntu or porting linux to a new embedded board one may need to either limit or increase the RAM (Random Access Memory) used by kernel. This can be achieved by tweaking the kernel command line arguments sent from the second stage bootloader to the kernel.

How to make my C code have multi-level logs

How to make my C code have multi-level logs

Sarah, an embedded engineer in the software IP development team, writes tons of C code daily. All the company employees including her colleagues and boss are the users of her code. She has to make sure that her code is flexible for all the users. For example, her co-workers need all the details at all the levels of the program execution while her boss is only interested in the results. For this Sarah uses multi-level logs in her code.

What are multi-level logs?

Categorizing the logs thus forming a level for each and printing the logs on screen only when that level is required

Flashing uboot image from existing uboot prompt

Many a times, while playing around with u-boot, you will face a need to change its source code, compile it and reflash it on your board. For raw board (means when there is nothing on the board and your doing it for the first time) you may deploy different methods like JTAG, Serial Flasher, etc. But suppose you already have and existing u-boot image in your flash or RAM than bringing in a new image to your RAM and falshing it to the derisred flahs, NAND or NOR, is easy enough, thanks to the various commands provided by u-boot.

Getting help on u-boot command usage

     To many, U-BOOT is just a secondary bootloader, a means of loading kernel and handing over the execution to it.

Executing a new u-boot image from existing u-boot prompt

Hi friends,

    Sorry blogging after long time.

    I recently got a question on how to bring an u-boot image to RAM temporarily for testing and debugging purpose instead of burning it every time to flash or eeprom after making small changes. I couldn't respond to that one on time, my apologies. So here's how we could do it.

Expanding Guest OS VmWare Disk Size

The following steps are for VmWare Player and guest OS as Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx).