Good article on leveraging tools such as kmemleak, gdb, printk, ftrace. http://dalleau.re/post/qemu_debugging/
Most users are familiar with FTP, but if you want to kickstart Red Hat installs, PXE boot systems, auto-provision VoIP phones or unbrick a Linux-based router, you want a Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server. Setting one up on Linux is easy, and a perfect project to take on over the weekend. Source: Weekend Project: Set Up a TFTP Server on Linux | Linux.com | The source for Linux information
This article focuses on synchronizing/updating the clock in your guest linux VM after you restore a VirtualBox snapshot. When you create a VirtualBox snapshot, it’s essentially a photo taken and frozen in time. All bits including the date and time are frozen to that instant. When you restore a snapshot, the Linux guest VM system is restored back to that snapshot including the date and time. This may not be desired all the time especially if the purpose is to restore the configuration and settings to an earlier time but your want to roll forward the clock on the VM to the present instance.