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authorScott Rifenbark <scott.m.rifenbark@intel.com>2012-12-17 23:17:14 (GMT)
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1<!DOCTYPE chapter PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.2//EN"
2"http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.2/docbookx.dtd"
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5<chapter id='kernel-doc-intro'>
6
7<title>Yocto Project Kernel Architecture and Use Manual</title>
8
9<section id='kernel-intro-section'>
10 <title>Introduction</title>
11 <para>
12 The Yocto Project presents kernels as a fully patched, history-clean Git
13 repositories.
14 Each repository represents selected features, board support,
15 and configurations extensively tested by the Yocto Project.
16 Yocto Project kernels allow the end user to leverage community
17 best practices to seamlessly manage the development, build and debug cycles.
18 </para>
19 <para>
20 This manual describes Yocto Project kernels by providing information
21 on history, organization, benefits, and use.
22 The manual consists of two sections:
23 <itemizedlist>
24 <listitem><para><emphasis>Concepts:</emphasis> Describes concepts behind a kernel.
25 You will understand how a kernel is organized and why it is organized in
26 the way it is. You will understand the benefits of a kernel's organization
27 and the mechanisms used to work with the kernel and how to apply it in your
28 design process.</para></listitem>
29 <listitem><para><emphasis>Using a Kernel:</emphasis> Describes best practices
30 and "how-to" information
31 that lets you put a kernel to practical use.
32 Some examples are how to examine changes in a branch and how to
33 save kernel modifications.</para></listitem>
34 </itemizedlist>
35 </para>
36
37 <para>
38 For more information on the Linux kernel, see the following links:
39 <itemizedlist>
40 <listitem><para>The Linux Foundation's guide for kernel development
41 process - <ulink url='http://www.linuxfoundation.org/content/1-guide-kernel-development-process'></ulink></para></listitem>
42 <listitem><para>A fairly encompassing guide on Linux kernel development -
43 <ulink url='http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=blob_plain;f=Documentation/HOWTO;hb=HEAD'></ulink></para></listitem>
44 </itemizedlist>
45 </para>
46
47 <para>
48 For more discussion on the Yocto Project kernel, you can see these sections
49 in the Yocto Project Development Manual:
50 <itemizedlist>
51 <listitem><para>
52 "<ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_DEV_URL;#kernel-overview'>Kernel Overview</ulink>"</para></listitem>
53 <listitem><para>
54 "<ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_DEV_URL;#kernel-modification-workflow'>Kernel Modification Workflow</ulink>"
55 </para></listitem>
56 <listitem><para>
57 "<ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_DEV_URL;#patching-the-kernel'>Patching the Kernel</ulink>"</para></listitem>
58 <listitem><para>
59 "<ulink url='&YOCTO_DOCS_DEV_URL;#configuring-the-kernel'>Configuring the Kernel</ulink>"</para></listitem>
60 </itemizedlist>
61 </para>
62
63 <para>
64 For general information on the Yocto Project, visit the website at
65 <ulink url='&YOCTO_HOME_URL;'></ulink>.
66 </para>
67</section>
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