Linux Kernel and Device Driver Development Training

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Linux Kernel and Device Driver Development Training Course Overview

Unlock the secrets of Linux Kernel and Device Driver Development with Multisoft Systems. Dive deep into kernel architecture, device driver coding, and system-level programming. Tailored for aspiring and seasoned developers, this course offers hands-on learning to propel your career in the Linux ecosystem.

The Linux Kernel and Device Driver Development training offered by Multisoft Systems is an immersive program designed to equip professionals and enthusiasts with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in Linux internals, kernel architecture, and device driver programming. This course covers the essential concepts of operating system fundamentals, kernel configuration, and compilation, as well as the development and debugging of device drivers for Linux. Through a balanced mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on labs, participants will gain a solid understanding of how the Linux kernel operates and how device drivers interact with the hardware and the kernel.

The curriculum is meticulously structured to ensure that learners of all levels, from beginners to experienced developers, can navigate through the complexities of kernel programming and driver development with confidence. Key topics include managing kernel source code, understanding the Linux device model, developing character and block drivers, and mastering kernel synchronization techniques. Participants will also explore advanced topics such as writing network drivers and integrating drivers with the Linux device model.

Taught by industry experts with real-world experience, this training emphasizes practical application, preparing students to tackle real-life challenges in Linux system programming. Upon completion, graduates will possess the technical prowess and confidence to contribute to the Linux kernel community or excel in careers requiring deep Linux knowledge.

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Unlock the secrets of Linux Kernel and Device Driver Development with Multisoft Systems. Dive deep into kernel architecture, device driver coding, and system-level programming. Tailored for aspiring and seasoned developers, this course offers hands-on learning to propel your career in the Linux ecosystem.

The Linux Kernel and Device Driver Development training offered by Multisoft Systems is an immersive program designed to equip professionals and enthusiasts with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in Linux internals, kernel architecture, and device driver programming. This course covers the essential concepts of operating system fundamentals, kernel configuration, and compilation, as well as the development and debugging of device drivers for Linux. Through a balanced mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on labs, participants will gain a solid understanding of how the Linux kernel operates and how device drivers interact with the hardware and the kernel.

The curriculum is meticulously structured to ensure that learners of all levels, from beginners to experienced developers, can navigate through the complexities of kernel programming and driver development with confidence. Key topics include managing kernel source code, understanding the Linux device model, developing character and block drivers, and mastering kernel synchronization techniques. Participants will also explore advanced topics such as writing network drivers and integrating drivers with the Linux device model.

Taught by industry experts with real-world experience, this training emphasizes practical application, preparing students to tackle real-life challenges in Linux system programming. Upon completion, graduates will possess the technical prowess and confidence to contribute to the Linux kernel community or excel in careers requiring deep Linux knowledge.

  • Gain a deep understanding of the architecture, components, and functionalities of the Linux kernel, enabling the manipulation and management of kernel behavior.
  • Learn to develop, debug, and maintain device drivers for Linux, focusing on character, block, and network drivers, among others.
  • Develop proficiency in configuring and compiling the Linux kernel tailored to specific hardware and operational requirements.
  • Engage in practical labs and projects that simulate real-world scenarios, enhancing skills in writing, testing, and debugging kernel modules and drivers.
  • Understand and apply synchronization techniques essential for writing concurrent, safe device drivers and kernel modules.
  • Delve into the Linux device model, learning how to create and manage devices and drivers within the system.

Course Prerequisite

  • Familiarity with Linux OS, its file system, and basic commands.
  • Proficiency in C programming, as it is extensively used for kernel and device driver development.
  • Basic concepts of how operating systems work, including processes, threads, memory management, and input/output (I/O) systems.

Course Target Audience

  • Software Developers
  • Embedded Systems Engineers
  • System Programmers
  • Linux Enthusiasts
  • IT Professionals
  • Computer Science Students
  • Hardware Engineers looking to understand software integration

Course Content

  • The Process
  • Process Descriptor and the Task Structure
  • Allocating the Process Descriptor
  • Storing the Process Descriptor
  • Process State
  • Manipulating the Current Process State
  • Process Context
  • Copy-on-Write
  • Forking
  • vfork()
  • Kernel Threads

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  • Multitasking
  • Linux’s Process Scheduler Policy
  • I/O-Bound Versus Processor-Bound Processes
  • Process Priority
  • Time slice
  • The Scheduling Policy in Action
  • The Linux Scheduling Algorithm
  • Scheduler Classes
  • Process Scheduling in Unix Systems
  • Fair Scheduling
  • The Scheduler Entry Point
  • Wait Queues
  • Waking Up
  • Preemption and Context Switching

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  • System Calls
  • Examples of system calls
  • Examples of Standard APIs
  • System call Implementation
  • API-system Call-OS relationship
  • Types of system calls
  • Processor Affinity System Calls
  • Yielding Processor Time
  • Communicating with the Kernel
  • APIs, POSIX, and the C Library
  • Accessing the System Call from User-Space

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  • Pages
  • Zones
  • Getting Pages
  • Getting Zeroed Pages
  • Freeing Pages
  • kmalloc()
  • gfp_mask Flags
  • Action Modifiers
  • Zone Modifiers
  • Type Flags
  • kfree()
  • vmalloc()
  • Slab Layer
  • Design of the Slab Layer
  • Slab Allocator Interface
  • Allocating from the Cache
  • The Process Address Space

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  • Common File system Interface
  • File system Abstraction Layer
  • Unix File systems
  • VFS Objects and Their Data Structures
  • The Superblock Object
  • Superblock Operations
  • The Inode Object
  • Inode Operations
  • The Dentry Object
  • The File Object
  • File Operations
  • Data Structures Associated with File systems
  • Data Structures Associated with a Process

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  • Top Halves verses Bottom Halves
  • Registering an interrupt handler
  • Interrupt context
  • Taslets
  • Softirq

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  • Kernel Synchronization Methods
  • Spin locks
  • Reader-writer locks
  • Semaphores

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  • Jiffies
  • Hardware clocks and timers

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  • Introduction
  • Role of Device Driver
  • types of Device driver
  • loadable modules and its benefits
  • Functions used to load and unload modules
  • Passing parameters to a loadable module

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  • Important header files
  • Writing a simple module
  • Compiling and loading modules
  • Device information in /proc
  • Character driver
  • character driver basics
  • major and minor numbers
  • creating device files with mknod
  • registering a character device driver
  • Hand- on   Practice                                          
  • Character Device Driver writing
  • Userspace interaction
  • Proc/sys model
  • Lcd implementation
  • Understanding the serial device driver

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  • Introduction to RTOS
  • What is Real Time System?
  • Requirements of Real time System
  • Hard Real-time Systems and Soft Real-time Systems

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  • What is a task creation?
  • Unitask approach Vs multitask approach
  • Task states

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  • Multitasking Kernel
  • Context switch
  • Priority based scheduling
  • Round Robin scheduling

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  • Task states  
  • Task hooks
  • Task synchronization

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Linux Kernel and Device Driver Development Training FAQ's

This course is ideal for software developers, embedded systems engineers, system programmers, and IT professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of the Linux kernel and learn how to develop and maintain device drivers.

Participants will learn the architecture and functionalities of the Linux kernel, how to develop, debug, and maintain various types of device drivers, kernel configuration and compilation techniques, and much more, all through hands-on practice and expert guidance.

Yes, a basic understanding of the Linux OS, proficiency in C programming, fundamental knowledge of operating systems, command line skills, and familiarity with text editors are recommended to get the most out of this training.

No, the training is designed to be highly interactive and hands-on, including labs, projects, and real-world scenarios to complement the theoretical knowledge.

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