Embedded Linux Development – GTLF6

Course Description

Official Linux Foundation™ Course

This course will give you the step-by-step framework for developing an embedded Linux product. Linux Foundation Logo

You’ll learn the methods used to adapt the Linux kernel and user-space libraries and utilities to particular embedded environments, such as those in use in consumer electronics, military, medical, industrial, and auto industries.

This four day course will teach you the tools and techniques necessary for developing embedded Linux devices.

In this course you’ll learn:

    • The Linux kernel architecture, emphasizing the essential points relevant to adapting the kernel to a custom embedded platform.
    • The techniques for right-sizing the system to meet project constraints
    • The multitude of resources available for constructing a cross development environment for embedded projects.
    • The options available for populating libraries and application user-spaces to meet the goals and constraints of embedded systems.
    • And more.

The information in this course will work with any major Linux distribution.

Course Materials

As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be provided.

Those who attend the entire course will receive a digital Certificate of Course Completion from the Linux Foundation™.



4 Days


Target Audience

The course is primarily intended for experienced developers programmers and engineers who are interested in learning how to adapt Linux to an embedded system.


Course Prerequisites

You should be familiar with basic Linux utilities, know the C programming language, and be comfortable developing for Linux or UNIX.


Suggested Follow on Courses

There are a number of options, please contact us for further information.


Course Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Embedded and Real-Time Systems Concepts
  3. Cross-Development Environments: Goals and Needs
  4. Cross-Development Toolchain
  5. Setting Up a Target Development Board
  6. KBuild System
  7. Boot loaders and U-Boot
  8. Kernel Configuration, Compilation, Booting
  9. Device Drivers**
  10. Device Trees**
  11. Target Filesystem Packaging
  12. Build Target Root Filesystem
  13. Root Filesystem Choices
  14. Configuring uClibc
  15. Build BusyBox Utility Suite
  16. Kernel Monitoring and Debugging
  17. Right-Sizing
  18. Memory Technology Devices**
  19. Compressed Filesystems
  20. System Upgrades
  21. Real-Time Extensions

** These sections may be considered in part or in whole as optional. They contain either background reference material, specialized topics, or advanced subjects. The instructor may choose to cover or not cover them depending on classroom experience and time constraints.




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