Advanced Linux Kernel Configuration using the OpenEmbedded-based Yocto Project
On-demand Web Seminar
It’s no secret that many companies are quickly adopting the Yocto Project as a technology upon which to base their Linux BSP development and support. Established by The Linux Foundation, the Yocto Project is a collaborative project composed of a number of repositories of metadata based on the OpenEmbedded (OE) open source technology. The Yocto Project has rapidly gained traction among semiconductor companies and embedded developers; in fact, Freescale has based its QorIQ BSPs on the Yocto Project.
This session examines the Yocto-based Mentor Embedded Linux integrated with a Freescale BSP. Attendees will see how Mentor Embedded Linux leverages the Yocto infrastructure and then learn common procedures for building a Linux kernel under the Yocto Project. Attendees will also explore methods to customize and configure the Linux kernel within the Yocto Project infrastructure. To get the most out of this session, some familiarity with OE/Yocto or another embedded Linux build system is recommended.
What You Will Learn
- Brief review of Yocto Project and the Poky build system
- The key elements of metadata that define machine characteristics
- How to navigate the sometimes confusing rules for recipe selection
- Gain a better insight into Yocto kernel recipes
- Learn how to add a custom configuration to your kernel
- Introduction to the new Yocto kernel infrastructure
About the Presenter
Chris is a technical marketing engineer for the embedded systems division of Mentor Graphics. He has more than 20 years in high tech companies in assignments ranging from engineering and engineering management, marketing, sales and business development. He spent four years as an independent development consultant porting U-Boot and the Linux kenel to custom boards. He is the author of Embedded Linux Primer, now in its 2nd edition. His writing has appeared in magazines including Linux Journal, Telecommunications Magazine, Fiber Optics Magazine and Aviation Digest.
Who Should Attend
Engineers and engineering managers involved with designing systems using embedded Linux, and especially developers who have requirements to customize their embedded Linux environment. Attendees will get the most out of this session if you have some familiarity with Open Embedded and Yocto, or another embedded Linux build system.
What do I need to watch and hear this web seminar?
Mentor Graphics’ web seminars are delivered using Adobe Connect. You will be able to login to the seminar room 15 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the presentation. You can hear the audio using your computer’s speakers via VoIP (Voice over IP) and background music will play prior to the beginning of the presentation.
Detailed system requirements
- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
- Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or later
- 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM
Mac OS X, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7.4, 10.8
- Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
- Adobe Flash Player 10.3
- 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor and 512MB of RAM
- Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
- Mozilla Firefox
- Adobe Flash Player 10.3
- Apple supported devices: iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 4 and 4 S, iPod touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)
- Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
- Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”) , Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus 7
- Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
- Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher
- Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.