Programming Embedded Linux

מק"ט: #91100 | משך קורס: 40 שעות אק'
| מספר מפגשים: 5

This course provides embedded systems developers, making their first steps with Linux as an embedded system platform, with the skills required for being a productive programmer in that environment. The curriculum includes building applications and device drivers with real time constraints, understanding the inner working of the Linux system and its effects the system behavior.
The course is suitable for people planning to develop for embedded Linux platforms from any source, including “home made” Linux distributions or embedded Linux system vendors  

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Create applications and device drivers for Embedded Linux environments, or to import such applications from systems using legacy RTOSes.

קהל יעד

Seasoned embedded systems developers wishing to become competent Linux Embedded systems developers

תנאי קדם

Delegates should have a working knowledge with C programming language and basic knowledge with embedded systems



  • What is Linux
  • Layers in a Linux system
  • Linux vs. Legacy RTOS


Basic concepts

  • Files and file system
  • The shell
  • Basic commands
  • Processes
  • Setting up networking


Application programming and the user space API

  • Makefiles and the build environment
  • Processes and threads
  • Real time priorities


Application programming and the user space API

  • Synchronization and IPC (mutex, condition variables, mailboxes, pipes, shared memory, Unix domain sockets and signals)
  • Timers
  • Memory mapping and locking
  • Debugging applications: in process and using remote debugger
  • Labs – using pipes, debugging


Linux Kernel

  • Kernel overview
  • History
  • Versions
  • Source code layout
  • Good practices
  • System call interface


Writing a simple kernel module

  • A simple kernel module structure
  • Implicit steps of compiling modules in Linux kernel version 2.6
  • Using shell commands to manipulate modules
  • The kernel log
  • Using the printk function
  • Passing parameters to the module


Memory Management

  • Memory areas
  • Memory page frames
  • Requesting and releasing page frames
  • Allocating contiguous virtual memory area
  • The slab and slob allocators
  • Memory caches and allocations
  • Managing slabs
  • Creating and destroying caches
  • User space memory access


Implementing a character device file

  • The VFS structure
  • Initialization and termination
  • Opening the device file
  • Implementing base operations



  • Kernel configuration for debugging
  • printk
  • KGDB
  • Oops messages


Locking mechanisms

  • Locking requirements
  • Preemption
  • Atomic bit operations
  • Interrupt disabling
  • Spin lock
  • Semaphores


Linux Scheduler

  • Process and thread
  • Scheduling policies
  • Priorities
  • Kernel tasks
  • task_struct structure
  • SMP scheduling


Interrupt handling

  • Hardware interrupt handling basics
  • Interrupt handler and control
  • Low level handling
  • Wait queues technique
  • Threaded interrupts


Bottom halves

  • Differing work
  • Using software interrupts
  • Tasklets
  • Timers & RTC
  • Work queues


Network sub system overview

  • The layer model
  • Registration and un-registration
  • Socket buffers, allocations and manipulations
  • Network headers
  • Packet reception
  • Packet transmission
  • NAPI