Embedded Linux Primer: A Practical Real-World Approach, 2/e (Hardcover)

Christopher Hallinan



Up-to-the-Minute, Complete Guidance for Developing Embedded Solutions with Linux


Linux has emerged as today’s #1 operating system for embedded products. Christopher Hallinan’s Embedded Linux Primer has proven itself as the definitive real-world guide to building efficient, high-value, embedded systems with Linux. Now, Hallinan has thoroughly updated this highly praised book for the newest Linux kernels, capabilities, tools, and hardware support, including advanced multicore processors.


Drawing on more than a decade of embedded Linux experience, Hallinan helps you rapidly climb the learning curve, whether you’re moving from legacy environments or you’re new to embedded programming. 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. 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. This edition adds entirely new chapters on UDEV, USB, and open source build systems.


  • Tour the typical embedded system and development environment and understand its concepts and components.
  • Understand the Linux kernel and userspace initialization processes.
  • Preview bootloaders, with specific emphasis on U-Boot.
  • Configure the Memory Technology Devices (MTD) subsystem to interface with flash (and other) memory devices.
  • 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.
  • 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.



Linux已成為當今嵌入式產品的頭號操作系統。Christopher Hallinan的《嵌入式Linux入門》已被證明是構建高效、高價值嵌入式系統的權威實用指南。現在,Hallinan為最新的Linux內核、功能、工具和硬體支援全面更新了這本廣受好評的書籍,包括先進的多核處理器。



- 了解典型嵌入式系統和開發環境,並理解其概念和組件。
- 理解Linux內核和用戶空間初始化過程。
- 預覽引導加載器,特別強調U-Boot。
- 配置記憶體技術設備(MTD)子系統,與閃存(和其他)記憶體設備進行接口。
- 充分利用BusyBox和最新的開源開發工具。
- 從擴展和更新的內核調試內容中學習。
- 使用Linux構建和分析實時系統。
- 學習使用UDEV配置設備文件和驅動程序加載。
- 詳細介紹USB子系統。
- 介紹最新的開源嵌入式Linux構建系統。
- 附錄包括U-Boot和BusyBox命令的參考資料。