Real time Linux training

Real Time LInux training

Real-time applications are applications that deliver results within a certain time. This concept is called determinism, according to me which nothing happens by chance, every event can be predicted with certainty.
A hard real time linux system is able to guarantee the determinism of the system. This does not mean that the system will be faster, but simply more predictable.

This course provides all the information necessary to understand the techniques available for transforming Linux into a Real Time system.

Real-Time Linux foundation

Real time linux with PREEMPT_RT allows using recent kernels that support these new features.

Xenomai linux real time

Real time linux with Xenomai, is based on a double I-Pipe kernel where applications are seen as kernel modules.

Details

  • Duration: 1 day (from 9:00 to 18:00)
  • Type: ~ 50% presentations, ~ 50% practical exercises
  • Slides language and material provided: English
  • Oral presentation language: Italian or English
  • Number of participants: maximum 10 people

Equipment required

Each participant must have a Laptop on which a Virtual Machine provided by the teacher at the beginning of the course will be installed. All the necessary material is provided by Koan except the PC. Therefore participants must have their own laptop with:

  • Laptop PC with at least 4 GB of RAM and 40 GB of free disk space.
  • Virtual Box installed (downloadable from here).
  • We will work with Lubuntu Desktop 14.04 (64 bit). (We don’t support other distributions, because we can’t test all possible versions).
  • Internet connection (direct or through the company proxy).
  • For security reasons it is necessary that each participant backup their computer before the course.

Hardware used

The practical exercises will be run on a BeagleBone Black with a Cortex ARM CPU provided on loan during the course.

beagleBone Black training

All exercises will be applicable to any other type of board supported by Linux.

Prerequisites

To get the best results from this course it is advisable to know the following topics:

  • Knowledge of embedded Linux as described in our embedded Linux training
  • Basic knowledge of the command line shell
  • Programming knowledge C
  • Experience with Embedded GNU / Linux (kernel, user space, root file system, tools)
  • Practice of Unix or GNU / Linux commands
  • Cross-compilers
  • Linux kernel

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