eCos (Embedded Configurable OS) is an open source, configurable, portable, and royalty-free embedded Real Time Operating System. It is written in C++, provides all the usual OS things. You configure the OS so that the parts you don't need aren't loaded to the embedded system. eCos is released under a modified GPL that allows for its use in embedded systems without having to GPL the embedded application.
Powertweak-Linux is a tool to tune your system to its optimal performance settings. It started life as the replacement for the now obsolete kernel option 'tune PCI bridges', and has been extended to provide more features and support more chipsets. It can also tune network/filesystem performance using /proc/sys entries, disk elevator settings, and x86 CPU registers (needs 2.2.18 or 2.4.0test kernel), CDROM speeds, hdparm type features, and Sony VAIO backlight. It has both a GTK GUI and a text-based lister.
LinCAN is a Linux kernel module which implements a CAN driver capable of working with multiple cards, even with different chips and IO methods. Each communication object can be accessed from multiple applications concurrently. The driver supports Linux 2.4.x, 2.6.x, and 3.x kernels and implements select, poll, fasync, O_NONBLOCK, and O_SYNC semantics and multithreaded read/write capabilities. It works with the common Intel i82527, Philips 82c200, and Philips SJA1000 (in standard and PeliCAN mode) CAN controllers. It is part of a set of CAN/CANopen-related components developed as one of the OrtCAN project components.
cdck is a simple program for verifying CD/DVD quality. Even if all files on the disc are readable, some sectors having bad timing and could become unreadable in the future. The tool reads a disc sector by sector, recording all reading timings, and then tells you its verdict. It can optionally write a timing table into a text file usable by gnuplot, from which graphs can be drawn.
Einarc is a unified storage RAID command line interface and an API that provides management for various hardware/software RAID devices, uniting them all in a single paradigm. Einarc works as a translator that makes it possible for a user to control all these devices using simple terms like "physical disc", "logical disc", "adapter", etc., while transparently converting these requests to proprietary RAID paradigms.
OpenCT implements driver and middlerware for smart card readers. OpenCT drivers can be used via the ct-api interface, the ifdhandler interface, or its own interface/middleware. It implements drivers for several USB crypto tokens, USB smart card readers, serial smart card readers, and PCMCIA smart card readers.
xmbmon is a monitoring program for motherboards which can monitor the CPU temperatures and the frequency of CPU cooling fans, etc. The package includes "mbmon", which can be used at the commandline to report the temperatures, voltages, and RPM (rounds per minute) of the fans, and "xmbmon", which displays the three temperatures and a core voltage as simple curves.