Building a kernel module separately

I just found out how to build a single Linux kernel module from the tarball, without building the entire kernel, while using the settings of the current kernel. This can be useful if you want to patch one module to quickly try something out or debug an issue:
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About ACPI (DSDT)

The DSDT (Differentiated System Description Table) is a part of the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specification, which supplies configuration information about a base system. ACPI capable computers come with a preinstalled DSDT from the manufacturer stored in BIOS. This is a piece of code in a special language, AML, which is evaluated by the OS with an in-kernel interpreter.

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Mandelbulber

I just discovered mandelbulber by Krzysztof Marczak (buddhi1980), a frequent visitor of Fractalforum. It is an open source program to ray-trace 3D fractals, and in my opinion this is simply awesome. It can be used to render images or even fly-through movies. The program can be found as project mandelbulber on Sourceforge.

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USBee logic analyzer

Recently I ordered a USBee logic analyzer. The Windows tooling is pretty nice, it comes with built-in serial decoding, which will come in handy (Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be supported on Linux at all al the moment. Some people are working on it, see sigrok and x-project).

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