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Linux: Embedded Development by Chris Simmonds, Alex González, Alexandru Vaduva

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Summary

Linux is a very powerful and complex operating system kernel that can be married to various types of user space ranging from a simple embedded device, to increasingly complex mobile devices using Android, to a full server operating system. One of its strengths is the degree of configurability. The definitive place to get the source code is www.kerenl.org, but you will probably need to get the source for a particular SoC or board from the vendor of that device or a third-party that supports that device. The customization of the kernel for a particular target may consist of changes to the core kernel code, additional drivers for devices that are not in mainline Linux, a default kernel configuration file and, a device tree source file.

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