Christopher Hallinan, Prentice Hall PTR, ISBN Hallinan begins by touring a typical Linux-based embedded system. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Hallinan, Christopher. Embedded Linux primer: a practical real-world approach / Christopher Hallinan. Christopher Hallinan, Prentice Hall PTR, , $, ISBN: The recent evolution of embedded network appliances has been dominated by a.

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Now, Hallinan has thoroughly cristopher this highly praised book for the newest Linux kernels, capabilities, tools, and hardware support, including advanced multicore processors. Hallinan offers up-to-date guidance on everything from kernel configuration and initialization to bootloaders, device drivers to file systems, and BusyBox utilities to real-time configuration and system analysis.

Embedded Linux Primer: A Practical, Real-World Approach

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – chistopher Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Christopher Hallinan is a technical marketing engineer for the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics, living and working in Florida. He has spent more than 25 years in the networking and communications industry, mostly in various product development, management, and marketing roles, where he developed a strong background in the space where hardware meets software.

Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, he embesded nearly seven years as a field applications engineer for Monta Vista Software. Before that, Hallinan spent four years as an independent Linux consultant, providing custom Linux board ports, device drivers, and bootloaders. His introduction to the open source community was through contributions to the popular U-Boot bootloader. When not messing about with Linux, he is often found singing and playing a Taylor or Martin.

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Embedded Linux Primer: A Practical Real-World Approach

Understand the Linux kernel and userspace initialization processes. Preview bootloaders, with specific emphasis on U-Boot. Make the most of BusyBox and latest open source development tools. Learn from expanded and updated coverage of kernel debugging.

Build and analyze real-time systems with Linux. Learn to configure device files and driver loading with UDEV.

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Walk through detailed coverage of the USB subsystem. Introduces the latest open source embedded Linux build systems. Reference appendices include U-Boot and BusyBox commands. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux. Tools and Techniques for Building with Embedded Linux. Where the Kernel Meets the Hardware. Unleash the full potential of Embedded Linux with Linux 4. Christopher Hallinan’s “Embedded Linux Primer” chrisopher proven itself as the definitive real-world guide to building efficient, high-value, embedded systems with Linux.

Drawing on years of experience as a consultant and field application engineer, Hallinan helps you rapidly climb the learning curve, whether you’re moving from ljnux environments or you’re new to embedded programming.


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Hallinan addresses today’s most important development challenges, and demonstrates how to solve the problems you’re most likely to encounter. You’ll learn how to build a modern, efficient embedded Linux development environment, and then utilize it as productively as possible.

Throughout, Hallinan presents extensive downloadable code examples-all assembled from operational hardware running the latest versions of embedded Linux.

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Please try again later. Overview The author is a very efficient writer and explains concepts in a very easy to understand, concise way. If you have had experience with C programming and basic Linux system administration you will understand the examples he presents and walks through.

The author provides excellent examples in the form of diagrams and Linux command line screenshots that help to reinforce what is being explained. These resources are incredibly useful as they serve to help keep the book up-to-date. For the Potential Buyer – This is a primer, do not expect a “cookbook” format, as christooher is not the intent of the author. The primer approach is meant to educate you on the big picture and prepare you to go into more depth.

If you purchase this book with this in mind you will absolutely not be disappointed. Expectations of the Reader: The author expects the reader to be able to understand two things in order to follow along in the book: Author is knowledgeable on the subject he is covering but too often the book just scratches the surface of the topics as if the goal was to paint the big picture rather than to “teach others how to fish on their own”.

To make a simple analogy with university that book would be the material provided during Lecture time instead of the more practical and condensed guides you receive for Lab time.

Instead of trying to cover too much ground in less than pages, I wish that book had covered writing Device Drivers primef much more details with various in depth hands-on examples. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I couldn’t agree more with other positive comments about the book.

I bought the book a few months ago and read it cover-to-cover. I really enjoyed reading it, evenhough some of the information I already know as I am an embedded developer for living for many years.

The author packs a lot of information in compact and efficient wording. Plenty of captures from real logs of Linux embedded systems. There are many things that I thought I have known, but after reading the book, doubt my own past knowledge. My only suggestion which shouldn’t affect the 5-star review given to the book: Curious readers, especially hobbyists and students, could then practice what said in the book directly using these affordable embedded devices.


I think this make this a 6-star book to learn embedded linux. Probably just for evaluation, or for a jumpstart into it. The book provides a very good presentation style in chapter organisation and sub structure. Abstract, logical coherent walkthough a theme, orimer, reference for further reading. The coverage hsllinan the general topics of embedded linux development is given so any entering developer gets a good overview oinux ahead of him.

Language is balanced relaxed and entertaining without being distracting. Even as a non native english person I enjoyed the reading. This book is not a how to build a particular system solution nor provides it details down to a working solution on any aspect under regard.

Details down to source code is provided in any thinkable form in the internet. All this distributed knowledge lacks of coherence and evaluation. This is where the Primer comes in. It provides what cannot be found easily in a consumable form.

Overview, Impression of complexity and probable solution pathways. I’ve started this few weeks ago, and so far I really like it. The book is easy to follow; has good info about how the system works, and overall is a good guide to start moving the first steps into the embedded world. It is the first of it’s kind that I read, so I do embeddee know what others would expect; to me it does what it says: One person found this helpful.

I am just a newbie to the embedded linux world. Of all the books I have seen this book was the best overview but not a great reference book. It is well organized so that someone new to embedded linux will not get overwhelmed but it is also a good overall reference. It goes over all of the different bootloaders, target devices, file systems, busybox, etc. I would NOT recommend it to a reader embeddef some background with linux. The whole embedded linux development moves very quickly so there may be need for new edition soon.

It is a must buy if you are interested in learning embedded linux. If you are past the learning phase then it may be less useful. See all 44 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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