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Building Embedded Linux Systems
By Karim Yaghmour
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : April 2003
ISBN : 0-596-00222-X
Pages : 416
Slots : 1    

      Audience of This Book
      Scope and Background Information
      Organization of the Material
      Hardware Used in This Book
      Software Versions
      Book Web Site
      Typographical Conventions
      Contact Information
    Chapter 1.  Introduction
      Section 1.1.  Definitions
      Section 1.2.  Real Life and Embedded Linux Systems
      Section 1.3.  Example Multicomponent System
      Section 1.4.  Design and Implementation Methodology
    Chapter 2.  Basic Concepts
      Section 2.1.  Types of Hosts
      Section 2.2.  Types of Host/Target Development Setups
      Section 2.3.  Types of Host/Target Debug Setups
      Section 2.4.  Generic Architecture of an Embedded Linux System
      Section 2.5.  System Startup
      Section 2.6.  Types of Boot Configurations
      Section 2.7.  System Memory Layout
    Chapter 3.  Hardware Support
      Section 3.1.  Processor Architectures
      Section 3.2.  Buses and Interfaces
      Section 3.3.  I/O
      Section 3.4.  Storage
      Section 3.5.  General Purpose Networking
      Section 3.6.  Industrial Grade Networking
      Section 3.7.  System Monitoring
    Chapter 4.  Development Tools
      Section 4.1.  Using a Practical Project Workspace
      Section 4.2.  GNU Cross-Platform Development Toolchain
      Section 4.3.  C Library Alternatives
      Section 4.4.  Java
      Section 4.5.  Perl
      Section 4.6.  Python
      Section 4.7.  Ada
      Section 4.8.  Other Programming Languages
      Section 4.9.  Integrated Development Environments
      Section 4.10.  Terminal Emulators
    Chapter 5.  Kernel Considerations
      Section 5.1.  Selecting a Kernel
      Section 5.2.  Configuring the Kernel
      Section 5.3.  Compiling the Kernel
      Section 5.4.  Installing the Kernel
      Section 5.5.  In the Field
    Chapter 6.  Root Filesystem Content
      Section 6.1.  Basic Root Filesystem Structure
      Section 6.2.  Libraries
      Section 6.3.  Kernel Modules
      Section 6.4.  Kernel Images
      Section 6.5.  Device Files
      Section 6.6.  Main System Applications
      Section 6.7.  Custom Applications
      Section 6.8.  System Initialization
    Chapter 7.  Storage Device Manipulation
      Section 7.1.  MTD-Supported Devices
      Section 7.2.  Disk Devices
      Section 7.3.  To Swap or Not to Swap
    Chapter 8.  Root Filesystem Setup
      Section 8.1.  Selecting a Filesystem
      Section 8.2.  Using an NFS-Mounted Root Filesystem to Write a Filesystem Image to Flash
      Section 8.3.  CRAMFS
      Section 8.4.  JFFS2
      Section 8.5.  Disk Filesystem over NFTL
      Section 8.6.  Disk Filesystem over RAM Disk
      Section 8.7.  Mounting Directories on TMPFS
      Section 8.8.  Live Updates
    Chapter 9.  Setting Up the Bootloader
      Section 9.1.  Bootloaders Galore
      Section 9.2.  Server Setup for Network Boot
      Section 9.3.  Using LILO with Disk and CompactFlash Devices
      Section 9.4.  Using GRUB with DiskOnChip Devices
      Section 9.5.  U-Boot
    Chapter 10.  Setting Up Networking Services
      Section 10.1.  The Internet Super-Server
      Section 10.2.  Remote Administration with SNMP
      Section 10.3.  Network Login Through Telnet
      Section 10.4.  Secure Communication with SSH
      Section 10.5.  Serving Web Content Through HTTP
      Section 10.6.  Dynamic Configuration Through DHCP
    Chapter 11.  Debugging Tools
      Section 11.1.  Debugging Applications with gdb
      Section 11.2.  Tracing
      Section 11.3.  Performance Analysis
      Section 11.4.  Memory Debugging
      Section 11.5.  A Word on Hardware Tools
    Appendix A.  Worksheet
      Section A.1.  Project Identification
      Section A.2.  Hardware Summary
      Section A.3.  Development Tools
      Section A.4.  Kernel
      Section A.5.  Root filesystem
      Section A.6.  Storage Device Organization
      Section A.7.  Bootloader Configuration and Use
      Section A.8.  Networking services
      Section A.9.  Custom Project Software
      Section A.10.  Debug Notes
      Section A.11.  Additional Notes
      Section A.12.  Embedded Linux Systems Worksheet
    Appendix B.  Resources
      Section B.1.  Online
      Section B.2.  Books
      Section B.3.  Publications
      Section B.4.  Organizations
      Section B.5.  Linux and Open-Source-Oriented Hardware Projects
    Appendix C.  Important Licenses and Notices
      Section C.1.  Exclusion of User-Space Applications from Kernel's GPL
      Section C.2.  Notices on Binary Kernel Modules
      Section C.3.  Legal Clarifications About the Kernel by Linus Torvalds
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