O'Reilly logo

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

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Summary

The long Unix heritage that is built into Linux and the accompanying C libraries provides almost everything you need to write stable and resilient embedded applications. The issue is that, for every job, there are at least two ways to achieve the end you desire.

In this chapter, I have focused on two aspects of system design: the partitioning into separate processes, each with one or more threads to get the job done, and the scheduling of those threads. I hope that I have shed some light on this, and given you the basis for further study into all of them.

In the next chapter, I will examine another important aspect of system design, memory management.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required