[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] What kind of tools and utilities you want in ARM

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Wed Feb 7 15:10:29 EET 2007
On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 02:34:48PM +0200, Eero Tamminen wrote:
> ext Marius Gedminas wrote:
> >>We are currently thinking what kind of tools and utilities would be
> >>the most useful for ARM based Maemo developers. Idea is that we would
> >>host some basic tools and utilities from common repository and
> >>hopefully when new platform version comes these tools work ASAP and
> >>fun can start immediately. So please tell what kind of tools you are
> >>using or wishing and why ? 
> >
> >strace
> >ltrace
> >gdb
> >strings
> >vmstat
> IMHO "top" and /proc/vmstat file are bearable replacements for vmstat
> utility.

I actually have a working vmstat on my 770.  No deb, though -- the build
process broke down somewhere in the middle, when I tried to port the
Debian procps package.

Vmstat is useful to see why the tablet is sometimes not responsive (e.g.
while installing a package), when the CPU applet shows 0% usage.  (The
answer is a storm of interrupts, dealing with flash memory.)

Marius Gedminas
He who sacrifices functionality for ease of use
Loses both and deserves neither
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