Open Source

Projects going on 

Open Source Projects

Linutronix is deeply involved in various open source projects, and is closely networked with the Linux kernel development community worldwide. 

ELBE Build System

ELBE is an open source project brought to life by Linutronix, which concentrates on the reproducible creation of a Debian installation for embedded systems: It is thus a build system based on Debian. Further information on ELBE can be found at

Current developments can be traced in the ELBE GIT Repository


Realtime Linux: PREEMPT_RT

Linutronix is not only deeply involved in the development of Realtime Linux. With Thomas Gleixner, we also count ourselves amongst the originators of so-called Realtime Preemption patches (the de facto standard for realtime in Linux). In cooperation with the Linux Foundation, we work on the integration of realtime characteristics into Linux's main branch of development. Further information can be found at the Linux Foundation Wiki


Mini Core Dumper

So-called core dumps are the most efficient way of analyzing system crashes in the field. In the event of an application crash, the current state of the working memory is recorded and can be subsequently analyzed.

For embedded systems, the creation of a core dump for complex applications is often not feasible due to limited storage capabilities. For this, Linutronix has developed the so-called Mini Core Dumper. This technique enables the exact definition of which information to archive in case of a crash. Thus, required storage space can be significantly reduced. This allows comprehensive analyses with core dumps even on embedded systems.

The Mini Core Dumper is an open source project and is maintained by Linutronix. Further information can be found here.


Knowledge to go

In our download area you will find articles, slides and recordings of various Open Source topics: