Linux board porting


Linux Board Porting Series - Module 3 - Linux Boot Process


August 24, 2015

The "Linux Board Porting" online series is comprised of nine, 10-minute modules (3 Lecture and 6 Lab) that provide an introduction to porting U-boot and the Linux Kernel to custom hardware platforms.

This series includes:

  • Module 1 - Introduction: This 3-minute presentation provides an overview of "Linux Board Porting" online series.
  • Module 2 - Linux Board Port Overview: Overview of the process of porting Linux and U-boot from a standard TI development platform to the developer's custom hardware.
  • Module 3 - Linux Boot Process: Overview of the process of booting Linux on an embedded Arm Cortex device.
  • Module 4 - Linux/U-boot Source Code Structure: Overview of the layered organization of the source code files for both Linux and U-boot, focusing on those files which are most pertinent to a typical board porting effort.
  • Module 5 - Installing Code Composer Studio: This first lab exercise of the series is a recording of the presenter installing Code Composer Studio. In particular, installation of the proper JTAG drivers and a valid CCS license are required to debug U-boot. This is the first of three lab exercises centered around debugging U-boot using JTAG.
  • Module 6 - Building U-boot in CCS: This lab exercise shows the user how to set up a makefile-based project in Code Composer Studio in order to rebuild u-boot from source code.
  • Module 7 - Debugging U-boot with JTAG in CCS: This module is a recording of the presenter using Code Composer Studio and an xds560 emulator to debug U-boot on the Beaglebone Black platform.
  • Module 8 - Installing SDK and Building Kernel with Debug Symbols: This module is a recording of the presenter installing the Sitara Software Development Kit (SDK) and rebuilding the Linux Kernel with Debugging Symbols. It is the first of three modules demonstrating the debugging of the Linux Kernel in Code Composer Studio using JTAG.
  • Module 9 - Booting Linux from MMC/SD Card and TFTP: This module is a recording of the presenter using the SDK utility to build a bootable MMC/SD card for the AM335x starter kit and modifying the card to load the Linux Kernel from a TFTP server.
  • Module 10 - Debugging Linux Kernel with JTAG in CCS: This module is a recording of the presenter configuring JTAG debugging of the Linux Kernel using Code Composer Studio. It is the final in a ten-part series.
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