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GNU/Linux Rapid Embedded Programming by Rodolfo Giometti

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Summary

In this chapter, we took a long tour into several tools that an embedded developer can use to simplify their job. We saw some system daemons with some practical usage modes, and we also talked about some famous scripting languages and how we can use them to implement some tasks involving the system's peripherals.

In the next chapter, we will completely switch our standard mode of operation by presenting two of the major embedded distributions we can use in order to reduce the rootfs memory footprint. In fact, a standard Debian distribution may need from 512MB to 1GB or more, while an embedded distribution needs from 4MB or 5MB to less then 100 MB even with several running services!

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