Automation & Risk

First of two posts reproducing some existing content for a wider audience due to delays in removing viewing restrictions on the originals. The first is a bit long... Those familiar with LAVA may choose to skip forward to Core elements of automation support.

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The problem of SD Mux

I keep being asked about automated bootloader testing and the phrase which crops up is “SD mux” – hardware to multiplex SD card access (typically microSD). Each time, the questioner comes up with a simple solution which can be built over a weekend, so I’ve decided to write out the …

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iMX.53 in home lab

The iMX53 Quick Start Board has been a mainstay of the Debian armhf port and has been part of LAVA until recently. It's a natural choice for seeing how LAVA and Debian can work together more closely. So, in the first steps to getting my home lab running, I set …

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Home server rack

The uses of this particular rack I'll cover in future entries - this is about how I made the rack itself, with help from friends (Steve McIntyre & Andy Simpkins). A common theme is making allowances for using dev kit boards - ready-to-rack ARM servers are not here yet. My aim was to …

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