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Embedded Linux book hits rev. 2

Apr 24, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Elsevier Science has updated its embedded Linux text. The second edition of Linux for Embedded and Real-Time Applications includes revisions to reflect the 2.6-series kernel, along with 100 pages of new material, including chapters on uCLinux and the Eclipse IDE.

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The book was written by Doug Abbott, an independent consultant and trainer who writes software for industrial, scientific, and embedded applications, and who teaches classes in embedded Linux technology and real-time programming for the University of California Berkeley Extension. Abbott has taught hundreds of professional engineers the techniques of real-time programming and multi-tasking operating systems, he says.

Additionally, Abbott edits's sister site,

The book addresses topics that include:

  • The GNU toolchain
  • Configuring and building the kernel
  • Debugging on the target
  • Kernel modules
  • Device drivers
  • Embedded networking
  • Real-time programming tips and techniques
  • The RTAI environment

An accompanying CD-ROM contains:

  • Source code for the book's examples
  • BlueCat Linux
  • Kernel source tree, version 2.6.7
  • RTAI
  • Eclipse
  • Useful utilities


The 352-page book is available now, direct from Elsevier, priced at $55.95. Additional information, including the full table of contents and a user review form can be found here.

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