O'Reilly logo

Pro Linux Embedded Systems by Gene Sally

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

Chapter 3. Target Emulation and Virtual Machines

Virtualization is a mature technology that lets several operating systems share the physical resources of a machine, such that that each thinks it has exclusive use of the resources. Emulation means that a program impersonates another—or, in this case, that a processor impersonates another.

In Chapter 2, I proposed virtualization as a way to run an instance of a Linux host on a Windows machine; Cygwin is software that emulates a POSIX system on a Windows machine. In this chapter, I look at software for emulating a target board. If the target processor happens to be an x86, the virtualization software discussed in Chapter 2 is perfect for the task.

However, when you're emulating a processor different ...

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