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This Developing Embedded Linux Device Drivers training course is designed to show experienced programmers how to develop device drivers for embedded Linux systems, and give them a basic understanding and familiarity with the Linux kernel.

Upon mastering this material, you will be familiar with the different kinds of device drivers used under Linux, and have an introduction to many of the appropriate APIs to be used when writing a device driver. The labs for illustrating these concepts will all be performed on ARM hardware in order to get developers familiar with cross-compiling and developing drivers for an embedded target. The included development kit (yours to keep) will be used to illustrate testing kernel drivers using TFTP and NFSroot techniques.

While we will discuss kernel internals and algorithms we will examine deeply only the functions which are normally used in device drivers. More details on things such as scheduling, memory management, etc., belong more properly in a different, kernel-focused course.

Developing Embedded Linux Device Drivers

Course Code

GTLFD8

Duration

4 Days

Course Fee

POA

Accreditation

Linux Foundation

 

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

Target Audience

  • This Developing Embedded Linux Device Drivers training course is primarily intended for experienced developers programmers and engineers who are interested in learning how to adapt Linux to an embedded system.

Attendee Requirements

  • Knowledge of basic kernel interfaces and methods such as how to write, compile, load and unload modules, use synchronization primitives, and the basics of memory allocation and management, such as is provided by Kernel Internals and Development. Pre-class preparation material will be provided before class.

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Course Description

This Developing Embedded Linux Device Drivers training course is designed to show experienced programmers how to develop device drivers for embedded Linux systems, and give them a basic understanding and familiarity with the Linux kernel.

Upon mastering this material, you will be familiar with the different kinds of device drivers used under Linux, and have an introduction to many of the appropriate APIs to be used when writing a device driver. The labs for illustrating these concepts will all be performed on ARM hardware in order to get developers familiar with cross-compiling and developing drivers for an embedded target. The included development kit (yours to keep) will be used to illustrate testing kernel drivers using TFTP and NFSroot techniques.

While we will discuss kernel internals and algorithms we will examine deeply only the functions which are normally used in device drivers. More details on things such as scheduling, memory management, etc., belong more properly in a different, kernel-focused course.

Course Outline
  1.     Introduction
  2.     Preliminaries
  3.     Cross-Development Toolchain
  4.     Basic Target Development Board Setup
  5.     Booting a Target Development Board over Ethernet
  6.     Kernel Configuration, Compilation, Booting
  7.     Device Drivers
  8.     Modules and Device Drivers
  9.     Memory Management and Allocation
  10.     Character Devices
  11.     Kernel Features
  12.     Transferring Between User and Kernel Space
  13.     Platform Drivers
  14.     Device Trees
  15.     Interrupts and Exceptions
  16.     Timing Measurements
  17.     Kernel Timers
  18.     ioctls
  19.     Unified Device Model and sysfs
  20.     Firmware
  21.     Sleeping and Wait Queues
  22.     Interrupt Handling: Deferrable Functions and User Drivers
  23.     Direct Memory Access (DMA)
  24.     Memory Technology Devices
  25.     USB Drivers
Learning Path
  • There are a number of options, please contact us for further information.
Ways to Attend
  • Attend a public course, if there is one available. Please check our schedule, or register your interest in joining a course in your area.
  • Private onsite Team training also available, please contact us to discuss. We can customise this course to suit your business requirements.

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