Specially for VIM fans. The following is a patch to current (GIT) linux kernel lxdialog that allows you to move with h,j,k,l keys in menuconfig. Please click HERE to download the whole patch file.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
In this tutorial, we are going to write two small python programs that prints the String Descriptors for all the USB HID devices in the system. To do this, there are many choices of libraries for assistence. I will introduce two of them - PyUSB and PyWin32. PyUSB supports both Linux and Windows, and PyWin32 supports Windows only.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. PyQt is a Python wrapper for the C++ GUI framework Qt. Qt is a framework that uses the native widgets to draw its user interfaces.
PyOpenGL is a cross-platform open source Python binding to the standard OpenGL API. OpenGL is an application program interface that is used to define 2D and 3D computer graphics.
The article is written under Debian Linux. Packages that are required will be installed using powerful APT tool. If you are not a Linux user, however, don't worry. Since Python is a cross-platform language, Qt is a cross-platform framework, OpenGL is also a cross-platform interface, all the programs in this article also work for you. Just 'translate' the package installations according to your system and have fun.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Exceptions and interrupts are un-expected events that disrupt the normal flow of execution. Interrupts are unexpected events from outside the CPU core. Exceptions are from within the CPU, including memory translation exceptions, cache misses, unusual program conditions such as unaligned loads, system calls and traps, and so on.
MIPS architecture adopts precise exception mechanisms, and make it easy for the software to deal with the exceptions. After any exception, CP0 EPC register points to the correct place to restart execution after the exception is dealt with.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Do you ever look at the report of 'cat /proc/meminfo' and wonder why the reported MemTotal is not equal to the amount of memory you have for the system? The followed is an example report from one of my systems. It shows the total memory is 60860kB (59.4MB) from line 2:
1 # cat /proc/meminfo 2 MemTotal: 60860 kB 3 MemFree: 47448 kB 4 Buffers: 0 kB 5 Cached: 7180 kB 6 SwapCached: 0 kB 7 ...
which is different from the amount of memory that bootloader gave to kernel, 64MB.
1 ... 2 ## Transferring control to Linux (at address 800042f0) ... 3 ## Giving linux memsize in MB, 64
Monday, June 21, 2010
In this article, I am going to introduce how to write MIPS assembly. All the examples introduced will able to be assembled or compiled into actual executable programs. They can be executed on a MIPS machine running Linux. So, let's forget the simulator and come to real world :-P. The first is the most simple program.
Friday, December 4, 2009
In this article, we are going to learn MIPS calling conventions by examples. And we will focus on the one used by GCC. All the examples will be compiled with GCC flag -mno-abicalls not generating SVR4-style position-independent code. Normally -mabicalls should be used, we disable it for the simplification of assembly codes.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Here is a simple example demonstrating some of the C99 features. It is a test program I wrote for learning from C99 standard. Although it doesn't cover all the new features for C99, I think it is at least a start for people who are not familiar to C99 like me.
Click HERE to download c99.c.