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Embedded Linux Development Using Yocto Project Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Alex Gonzalez
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Embedded Linux Development Using Yocto Project Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Alex Gonzalez

Overview of this book

The Yocto Project has become the de facto distribution build framework for reliable and robust embedded systems with a reduced time to market.You'll get started by working on a build system where you set up Yocto, create a build directory, and learn how to debug it. Then, you'll explore everything about the BSP layer, from creating a custom layer to debugging device tree issues. In addition to this, you’ll learn how to add a new software layer, packages, data, scripts, and configuration files to your system. You will then cover topics based on application development, such as using the Software Development Kit and how to use the Yocto project in various development environments. Toward the end, you will learn how to debug, trace, and profile a running system. This second edition has been updated to include new content based on the latest Yocto release.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Title Page
Packt Upsell

Chapter 1. The Build System

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Setting up the host system
  • Installing Poky
  • Creating a build directory
  • Building your first image
  • Explaining the NXP Yocto ecosystem
  • Installing support for NXP hardware
  • Building Wandboard images
  • Using the Toaster web interface
  • Running a Toaster Docker container
  • Configuring network booting for a development setup
  • Using Docker as a Yocto build system container
  • Sharing downloads
  • Sharing the shared state cache
  • Setting up a package feed
  • Using build history
  • Working with build statistics
  • Debugging the build system