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Embedded Systems Architecture by Daniele Lacamera

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Embedded Linux systems

One part of the embedded market relies on devices with enough power and resources to run a variant of the GNU/Linux operating system. These systems, often referred to as embedded Linux, are outside the scope of this book, as their development includes different strategies of design and integration of the components. A typical hardware platform that is capable of running a system based on the Linux kernel is equipped with a reasonably large amount of RAM, up to a few gigabytes, and sufficient storage space on board to store all the software components provided in the GNU/Linux distribution. Additionally, for Linux memory management to provide separate virtual address spaces to each process on the system, the hardware ...

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