fio is an I/O tool meant to be used both for benchmark and stress/hardware verification. It has support for 13 different types of I/O engines (sync, mmap, libaio, posixaio, SG v3, splice, null, network, syslet, guasi, solarisaio, and more), I/O priorities (for newer Linux kernels), rate I/O, forked or threaded jobs, and much more. It can work on block devices as well as files. fio accepts job descriptions in a simple-to-understand text format. Several example job files are included. fio displays all sorts of I/O performance information, including complete IO latencies and percentiles. Fio is in wide use in many places, for both benchmarking, QA, and verification purposes. It supports Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OS X, OpenSolaris, AIX, HP-UX, and Windows.
MutekH is a portable and free operating system for embedded platforms originally developed at the SoC department of the LIP6 Laboratory in Paris. MutekH is a set of libraries built on top of an exo-kernel designed to support heterogeneous multiprocessor platforms. MutekH is fully configurable to match every application's needs. It is used in several research projects and currently supports x86, arm, mips, and powerpc processors.
Libzdb is a database library with thread-safe connection pooling. The library can connect transparently to multiple database systems. It has zero runtime configuration and connections are specified via a URL scheme. A modern object-oriented API is provided. Libzdb supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Oracle.
Ctalk adds classes, methods, operator overloading, inheritance, and complex object expressions to otherwise standard C programs. Programs can use only a few Ctalk objects and methods in an otherwise standard C program, but the language can be used to write entire programs also. Ctalk works on most if not all of the systems that support GCC, the GNU C compiler. The package includes the language, class and run-time libraries, example programs, tutorial, and language reference.
WiredTiger is an extensible platform for data management. Its storage engine is optimized for high-throughput, big data applications. It can be configured for write-optimized (row-store) or read-optimized (column-store) access, as well as a hybrid of both. It separates the on-disk and in-memory representations of data, leading to a simpler, more compact file format and a large block I/O tailored for modern storage systems.
Eero is a binary-compatible variant of Objective-C 2.0, implemented with a patched version of the Clang/LLVM compiler. It features a streamlined syntax with improved readability and reduced code clutter, as well as new features such as Python-like indentation and a limited form of operator overloading. It is inspired by languages such as Smalltalk and Ruby.
Fluxfont is a specialized tool that attempts to tackle the privacy concerns raised by the possibility to collect information about the fonts installed on a system. Such information can be used to uniquely identify a system. With Fluxfonts, new fonts are randomly created and removed to prevent the same fingerprint from being recreated.
cqueues is a comprehensive event and networking library for Lua 5.2 and LuaJIT using modern Unix O(1) polling facilities. It includes libraries for buffered socket I/O, SSL/TLS sockets, DNS querying, signal handling, threading, file change notification, and X.509 key management. It natively supports Linux, *BSD, OS X, and Solaris systems without third-party dependencies, and is interoperable with any event loop that accepts plain descriptors, or is usable standalone.