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Pro Linux Embedded Systems by Gene Sally

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Chapter 11. Kernel Configuration and Development

Embedded Linux development when you're creating applications is much less about kernel development and more about kernel configuration. Because hardware vendors have a vested interest in making sure Linux is ready for their hardware the day it ships, the days of a developer on an embedded project porting a kernel for a board has become a thing of the past. A typical embedded developer needs to know how the kernel project works but doesn't spend time doing in-depth kernel hacking like in the days of yore.

This chapter explains the kernel project layout and how to build the kernel for your board. If you're changing the kernel and want to make your changes part of the Linux project, a section explains ...

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