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Trace and profile function calls with GCC

October 6, 2010

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Software debugging is a complex task. There is always the need to collect all available information, in order to detect and understand the problem fast and to think of a proper solution. Sometimes it’s more convenient to debug step-by-step, sometimes it’s better to make the program run completely, and then trace the execution flow “offline”. […]

Improve Linux boot time

September 9, 2009

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A few tips to speed up boot for your Linux box: 1. You need a tool to measure performance objectively: bootchart is very useful to track the lifetime of the processes, disk I/O and CPU load during boot. It needs no configuration whatsoever: you install it (for example using “apt-get install bootchart” in Debian-based systems) […]

A secure Firefox profile

March 20, 2009

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How to create a secure Firefox profile to browse the web safely.