Slow snap? Trace-exec to the rescue!

Slow applications are never fun. But not knowing why an application is not behaving correctly can be even more frustrating. A well-designed system that can diagnose performance or startup issues and inform the user about the problem goes a long way toward mitigating the frustration, and may even help resolve the root cause altogether. Back […]

Slow snap? Trace-exec to the rescue!

Slow applications are never fun. But not knowing why an application is not behaving correctly can be even more frustrating. A well-designed system that can diagnose performance or startup issues and inform the user about the problem goes a long way toward mitigating the frustration, and may even help resolve the root cause altogether. Back […]

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Debug ACPI Tables with Firmware Test Suite (FWTS)

In my previous two articles, ACPI AML Debugger in Ubuntu 18.04 & Debug AML (DSD & SSDT) with ACPICA Utilities, I discussed techniques for AML debugging; however the ACPI specification includes many other important tables. Firmware Test Suite (FWTS) is a test suite (as the name indicates) that can play a big role in debugging […]

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Debug ACPI DSDT and SSDT with ACPICA Utilities

Using acpidbg on Ubuntu 18.04 x64 can be quite handy; however, the Linux kernel with ACPI_DEBUGGER is not always available, such as on Ubuntu for ARM. In such cases, acpica also provides a set of utilities, named acpica-tools, for ACPI debugging. Installation The acpica-tools can be installed by The latest source code can be downloaded […]

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Make your snap development faster

“All my centurions develop using snaps.” Julius Caesar By and large, software development can be an enjoyable process. Until you hit the first error, that is. At that point, you want to get past the stumbling blocks as quickly as possible and resume building your apps. A robust, flexible development framework can make a big […]

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ACPI AML Runtime Debugger in Ubuntu 18.04 (x64)

ACPICA is an open-source project that provides an operating system (OS)-independent reference implementation. It also contains a list of utilities such as ASL compiler (iasl), acpiexec (an AML emulator). However, AML debugging on Linux in run-time wasn’t provided in ACPICA until Linux Kernel 4.13. Enabling AML Debugging The aml-debugger.txt is the instruction for enabling AML […]

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