Chapter 7

Accessing Hardware from User Space

The only people who have anything to fear from free software are those whose products are worth even less.

David Emery

Review

This is a good time to stop, take a deep breath and see where we’ve been before we move on to tackle application development.

Chapter 1 gave us an overview of the embedded and real-time space and how Linux fits into that space. Chapter 2 went through the process of installing a Linux workstation if you didn’t already have one. For those new to Linux, Chapter 3 provided an overview and introduction. In Chapter 4 you installed several software packages that we’ll need starting with this chapter. Chapter 5 introduced the target SBC that we’ll be using throughout this section of the ...

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