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This page has information about developing Embedded Linux, including links to toolchains, debuggers and other development tools.  Also, it has links to pages with debugging tips.
 
This page has information about developing Embedded Linux, including links to toolchains, debuggers and other development tools.  Also, it has links to pages with debugging tips.
  
== Development Tools ==
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=== Toolchains ===
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* see [[Toolchains]]
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=== Debuggers ===
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<div style="background: #eeeeee; border: 1px solid #2C547A; padding: 5px; margin: 3px; font-weight:bold;text-align:center;font-size:120%;">Development Tools</div>
* [http://openocd.berlios.de/web/ Open On-Chip Debugger]
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* [[GDB|GDB - The GNU debugger]]
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;[[Logic_Analyzers]]
* [http://www.gnu.org/software/ddd/ DDD - Data Display Debugger]
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;[[Toolchains]]
* [http://kgdb.linsyssoft.com/ kgdb - kernel source level debugger]
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;[[Build Systems]]
* [[Valgrind|valgrind - memory, cache and other debuggers and profilers]]
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;[[Embedded Linux Distributions]]
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;[[Debuggers]]
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;[[Debug Assist Boards]]
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;[[Memory Debuggers]]
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;[[Tools]]
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;[[Integrated Development Environments]]
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;[[Emulators]]
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;[[Tracers and Profilers]]
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;[[Benchmark Programs | Benchmarks]]
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;[[Source Management Tools]]
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;[[Test Systems]]
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;[[Test Tools]]
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;[[Scripting]]
  
=== Integrated Development Environments ===
 
* [http://www.eclipse.org Eclipse] - Powerfull IDE written in JAVA.
 
* [http://www.jedit.org jEdit] - Editor written in JAVA which can be expanded to a full IDE with plug-ins.
 
* [http://www.kdevelop.org KDevelop] - Standard IDE for KDE.
 
* [http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs Emacs] - Powerful IDE, extensible in LISP, ships with modes to integrates with SCM (GIT, SVN, CVS...), build systems, debugger and even fancy multi-window with [http://ecb.sourceforge.net/ ECB].
 
* [http://www.vim.org/ VIm] - Powerful IDE, extensible with scripting, can use various modules for completion and more.
 
* [http://kscope.sourceforge.net/ KScope] - Cscope based source editing environment with KDE.
 
* FIXTHIS - need more links for IDEs
 
  
=== Emulators ===
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* [[Qemu| Qemu - hardware emulator]]
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* [http://www.skyeye.org/ Skyeye]
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<div style="background: #eeeeee; border: 1px solid #2C547A; padding: 5px; margin: 3px; font-weight:bold;text-align:center;font-size:120%;">Developer Resources </div>
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;[[Linux Kernel Resources]]
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;Kernel Subsystems
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*[http://www.linusakesson.net/programming/tty/index.php The TTY Demystified] - excellent explanation of kernel tty system
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* [[Device Tree]] - a structure used to describe system hardware at startup - can be passed or modified by firmware, or built into kernel
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;Online Documentation
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* [http://kernel.org/doc/ols/ Papers from the Ottawa Linux Symposium]
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* [http://free-electrons.com/training/devtools Free Software tools for embedded systems]
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* [http://free-electrons.com/articles/realtime/ Real time in embedded Linux systems]
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* [http://free-electrons.com/articles/optimizations Embedded Linux optimizations]
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* [http://free-electrons.com/training/audio Audio in embedded Linux systems]
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* [http://free-electrons.com/training/multimedia Multimedia in embedded Linux systems]
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* [http://free-electrons.com/articles/elfs/ Embedded Linux From Scratch... in 40 minutes!]  
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* [http://www.makelinux.net/reference Linux technology reference]
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;[[:Category:Books| Books]]
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;[[Reference Material]]
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;[[Podcasts]]
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;[[Device drivers]]
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;[[Beginning Programming]]
  
=== Tracers and Profilers ===
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* see [[Kernel Trace Systems]]
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* see [[Profilers]]
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<div style="background: #eeeeee; border: 1px solid #2C547A; padding: 5px; margin: 3px; font-weight:bold;text-align:center;font-size:120%;">Tips and Tricks</div>
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;[[Chip_Identification|How to Identify IC Markings]]
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;[[Code Styling Tips]]
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;[[Debugging Tips]]
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;[[GDB Tips]]
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;[[GCC Tips]]
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;[[Editor Tips]]
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;[[:Category:Tips and Tricks]]
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=== Benchmarks ===
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* see [[Benchmark Programs]]
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<div style="background: #eeeeee; border: 1px solid #2C547A; padding: 5px; margin: 3px; font-weight:bold;text-align:center;font-size:120%;">Misc & Wishlist</div>
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;[[Bluetooth Network| Setting up a Bluetooth Network]]
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;[[Continuous Logging for Watchdog Timer Expiration]]
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;[[Crash Diagnostics]]
  
=== Source Management Tools ===
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There are a number of tools for managing patches, which are useful for different tasks.
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There's now a whole page devoted to this.  See [[Source Management Tools]]
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For some simple tools for managing patches, see [[Diff And Patch Tricks]]
 
 
 
=== Test Systems ===
 
* See [[Test Systems]]
 
 
 
== Developer Resources ==
 
=== Kernel mailing lists, web sites, etc. ===
 
* See [[Linux Kernel Resources]]
 
 
 
=== Documentation ===
 
==== Online ====
 
* Linux Device Drivers, 3rd edition - http://lwn.net/Kernel/LDD3/
 
* Papers from the Ottawa Linux Symposium - broken out - see http://kernel.org/doc/ols/
 
* Embedded Linux kernel and driver development - http://free-electrons.com/training/drivers
 
* Free Software tools for embedded systems - http://free-electrons.com/training/devtools
 
* Real time in embedded Linux systems - http://free-electrons.com/articles/realtime/
 
* Embedded Linux optimizations - http://free-electrons.com/articles/optimizations
 
* Audio in embedded Linux systems - http://free-electrons.com/training/audio
 
* Multimedia in embedded Linux systems - http://free-electrons.com/training/multimedia
 
* Embedded Linux From Scratch... in 40 minutes! - http://free-electrons.com/articles/elfs/
 
 
 
==== Books ====
 
* [[Embedded Linux System Design and Development]] - by P. Raghavan, Amol Lad, and Sriram Neelakandan (Hardcover - Dec 21, 2005)
 
** This one looks quite good.
 
* [[Embedded_linux_primer | Embedded Linux Primer: A Practical Real-World Approach]] - by Christopher Hallinan
 
** So does this one.
 
* [[Building Embedded Linux Systems]] - by Karim Yaghmour
 
** Be sure to get the second edition (from 2008). The first edition (from 2003) is outdated.
 
 
 
 
 
* [[Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment]] by the late W. Richard Stevens and Stephen A. Rago
 
** Not embedded specific, but THE reference for Linux/Unix programming
 
* [[Linux System Programming]] - by Robert Love
 
** Good introduction to Linux system programming
 
 
 
See also [[:Category:Books]]
 
 
 
==== Podcasts ====
 
* http://www.timesys.com/resources/podcast - a series of podcasts from timesys (on linux of course)
 
 
=== Code Style Tips ===
 
* This section is for good [[Code Styling Tips]]
 
* [[Extern_Vs_Static_Inline]] is a short explanation on the proper use of "inline" in kernel code.
 
 
 
=== Debugging Tips ===
 
* See the [[Kernel Debugging Tips]] page
 
* See also [[Debugging Makefiles]]
 
* [[Printk]]
 
 
 
=== GCC Tips and Tricks ===
 
* This section of [[GCC Tips]] is a collection of tips and tricks helpful for embedded developers
 
 
 
=== Network Setup ===
 
* Settings up a [[Bluetooth Network]]
 
 
 
== Embedded Linux Distributions ==
 
* see [[Embedded Linux Distributions]]
 
 
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