Fighting with computers

Computers are not always friendly.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A recent project required the use of an industrial computer, able to work within a wide range of temperatures. Interaction with other systems would happen by serial and Ethernet ports.

I've used devices manufactured by Moxa, running uClinux (a slim version of Linux that can run in systems without an MMU, like some ARM processors).

Development is done using a GNU C cross-compiler and almost all the time development uses familiar tools.

My systems came from factory with an old version of the kernel I had to upgrade, but once upgraded they are working rock solid. Manufacturer support was also valuable whenever a feature was expected but missing on the uClinux distribution (i.e. no ?time functions on busybox-based find).

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