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Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Embedded Operating Systems

A Practical Approach

Authors: Holt, Alan, Huang, Chi-Yu

  • Provides an introduction to each of the component parts of an operating system
  • Presents a focus on embedded systems and virtual machines
  • Demonstrates how to build a fully-functional GNU/Linux embedded operating system
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This practically-oriented textbook provides a clear introduction to the different component parts of an operating system and how these work together. The easy-to-follow text covers the bootloader, kernel, filesystem, shared libraries, start-up scripts, configuration files and system utilities. The procedure for building each component is described in detail, guiding the reader through the process of creating a fully functional GNU/Linux embedded OS. Features: presents a concise overview of the GNU/Linux system, and a detailed review of GNU/Linux filesystems; describes how to build an embedded system to run on a virtual machine, and to run natively on an actual processor; introduces the concept of the compiler toolchain, demonstrating how to develop a cross toolchain so that programs can be built on a range of different architectures; discusses the ARM-based platforms BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi; explains how to build OpenWRT firmware images for OMxP Open-mesh devices and the Dragino MS14 series.

About the authors

Dr. Alan Holt is Chief Technical Officer at the network consultancy company IP Performance Ltd., based in Bristol, UK. His publications include the Springer title Network Performance Analysis: Using the J Programming Language.

Dr. Chi-Yu Huang works for Tata Technologies Ltd., and is currently a software consultant on the Airbus project in Bristol. She was formerly Operations Manager for DL Consulting, New Zealand. Together with Dr. Holt, she is also co-author of the Springer book 802.11 Wireless Networks: Security and Analysis.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Embedded Operating Systems
Book Subtitle
A Practical Approach
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6603-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6603-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6602-3
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 196
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations
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