The PCI Utilities package contains various utilities dealing with the PCI bus, and also a library for portable access to PCI configuration registers. It includes `lspci' for listing all PCI devices (very useful for debugging of both kernel and device drivers) and `setpci' for manual configuration of PCI devices.
Set-cd-rom-speed is an application for setting CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drive speed, written with KDE Kommander. Fast CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives have one big disadvantage over older and slower models in that they are often quite loud because of the disk spinning very fast in the drive. Using set-cd-rom-speed, you can decrease the drive's speed and thus reduce the annoying noise.
TTA-based Co-design Environment (TCE) is a toolset that provides a complete co-design flow from C programs down to synthesizable VHDL and parallel program binaries. Processor customization points include the register files, function units, supported operations, and the interconnection network.
UDI, the Uniform Driver Interface, is a well-documented interface between a driver module and the executing OS. It provides source portability across OSes and binary portability within a processor ABI. It also provides modern driver features like instance independence, high scalability, and physical location transparency. The Reference Source provides an initial implementation of UDI for Linux, SCO UnixWare, SCO OpenServer, and other OSes.