Getting the PCIe of Avnet S6LX150T Development Kit detected

About a year ago, I had a client failing to get the PCIe working on an Avnet LX150T development board. Despite countless joint efforts, we failed to get the card detected as a PCIe device by the computer. A recent comment from another client supplied the clue: The user guide (which I downloaded recently from [...]

fork(), wait(), timeout and the return codes in Perl

The mission What I really needed was a proper timeout for a certain chunk of Perl code. There is alarm() of course, but one has to watch out with certain commands that cancel it (sleep() and other less expected functions). The script also uses “system()” to run processes outside the native Perl domain, so getting [...]