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Linux Kernel Internals



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Write Linux system programs and applications by making use of system calls. Develop networking applications by understanding Linux networking interfaces. This Linux kernel internals programming course also builds participants with deeper knowledge of Linux Kernel subsystems.



Engineers with exposure to Linux environment



4 days (Two weekends) + One month lab assistance



Our Linux kernel internals programming course is conducted over weekends, which will enable you gain knowledge on the following core OS areas:

  • Create multi-tasking and multi-thread Linux based applications on your own
  • System programming: Gain strong knowledge of Linux system programming
  • OS concepts: Develop deeper insights into process, memory, networking, IPC mechanisms
  • Develop TCP/IP based network applications
  • Weekend option: Comfortably take time-off from your busy work schedule
  • Workshop model: High stress on hands-on approach for quick ramp-up
  • Expert trainers: Delivered by industry experienced expert trainers



Along with learning, our linux kernel internals programming course provides participants to work on real hands-on projects to make your learning complete. Here is the list of real-time projects that you will be implementing, there are many more in the store.

  • Implementation of TCP/IP based packet generator
  • RFC implementation of standard protocols (ex: TFTP)
  • Multi-tasking based remote diagnostics
  • Implementation of system calls inside Linux Kernel



  • Call us at +91 809 555 7332, +91 809 555 7333 and enroll
  • Simply send an email to training@emertxe.com

Course Features

  • Course duration 4 days
  • Daily Duration 8 hours (Class & labs)
  • Assessments Projects
  • Skill level Beginner
  • Mode Classroom delivery (30%) Practical labs (70%)
  • Support mode online

Linux Internals & Networking workshop starts with introducing Kernel to participants. Then it progresses further into various system / library calls related to process, IPC, Networking and threads.

Key takeaways:

Linux kernel internals and programming course syllabus focuses on key Linux Kernel subsystems and associated programming aspects. Here are the key elements of the course.

  • Build deeper view about soft interrupts and how Kernel handles it
  • Usage of synchronous and asynchronous communication mechanisms in Linux
  • Linux Kernel system call implementation
  • Create multi-threading applications using POSIX threads
  • Race conditions and thread safe coding practices using mutex and semaphores
  • Internetworking concepts using TCP/IP
  • Network packet analysis using Wireshark
  • Application development using TCP/IP socket programming

Topics covered:

Linux kernel internals and programming course syllabus is delivered in a workshop manner with topics starting from beginning to advanced. Here are the day wise break-up of topics.

  • Day1: Introduction, System calls, Process management in Linux
  • Day2: Inter Process Communication mechanisms, Signals, Threads
  • Day3: Thread & process synchronization, Internetworking with TCP/IP
  • Day4: Linux network programming using sockets, process & memory management
  • Special Focus: Application optimization in Embedded systems
  • One month lab assistance


  • Good C programming Skills
  • Basic Linux Usage

Platform Details:

  • OS – Any Linux distribution, Ubuntu preferred
  • Kernel version – 3.x/4.x


The Emertxe Technical Resource Library (TRL) is an initiative by our team of mentors to share the entire course material online. Here you will find course contents, slide-ware, sample code, assignments and a bunch of industry projects. Along with that we are in the process of adding Embedded interview preparation materials so that you can brush up your basics before showing up for an interviews.

All these materials are open and free for any engineer who is interested in having a career in core Embedded Systems domain. Click the button provided below to access the library.

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Schedule – Linux Kernel Internals

Linux Kernel Internals Weekend workshop – For working professionals

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Weekend workshops – For working professionals

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Course flow – Linux Kernel Internals

Delivery Approach

  • Workshop based fast-track delivery
  • In-depth subject coverage by heavy hands-on
  • Online Intervention for Project Work

09:30 AM – 11:00 AM Introduction

  • Introduction to Linux & Open source
  • GPL, LGPL licensing
  • Introduction to various flavors to Linux
  • Using the command line interface
  • Components of Linux
  • The Kernel Source Organization

11:15 AM – 1:00 PMSystem Calls

2:00 PM – 03:30 PMProcess

09:30 AM – 11:00 AMInter Process Communication (IPC)

  • Introduction to IPC
  • Pipe
  • FIFO
  • Shared Memory
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of various IPC mechanisms
  • Application use cases

11:15 AM – 1:00 PMSignals

2:00 PM – 03:30 PMThreads

09:30 AM – 11:00 AMIntroduction to Synchronization

  • Introduction to race conditions
  • Critical section
  • Priority inversion
  • Deadlock
  • Atomicity & Mutual exclusion
  • Solutions to race condition

11:15 AM – 1:00 PMThread Synchronization

2:00 PM – 03:30 PMProcess synchronization

03:45 PM – 05:30 PMInternetworking with TCP/IP

09:30 AM – 11:00 AMLinux Network programming using Sockets

  • Socket APIs
  • Iterative and Concurrent servers
  • Client-server implementation using sockets
  • TCP and UDP sockets
  • Synchronous I/O using select()
  • xinetd daemon in Linux

11:15 AM – 1:00 PMProcess Management

2:00 PM – 03:30 PMMemory management


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Project based UpSkilling

Our Linux internals courses gives very high importance on project based learning. Not only you learn a particular technology as a part of the workshop, it will enable you to build a project on your own. Here is a list of projects that will expose you to various part of Linux Kernel and System calls.

Mini Shell implementation – System calls & Signal handling

Project brief

Mini shell is a command processor, typically run in a text window, allowing the user to type commands which cause actions. BASH can also read commands from a file, called a script. Like all Unix shells, it supports piping and variables as well.

The goal of this project is to implement a mini-shell that mimics the BASH shell by using Linux Kernel System calls and IPC mechanisms like signals. It will also handle special keyboard actions (ex: Control C), can be extended for
advanced functionalities (ex: Command history) as well.

Technologies used
  • Linux Kernel System Calls usage
  • IPC – Signal handling
  • String pointers & parsing

Message Queue IPC implementation inside Linux Kernel

Project brief

Message queues are one of the IPC mechanisms that helps two user-space process to communicate and exchange information. They are exposed by the Kernel as system calls. In actual implementation the data-structures are maintained inside the Kernel to facilitate buffer transfer between two processes.

The goal of this project is to implement Message Queue IPCs inside the kernel and expose them to user space processes. Along with implementation, these new system calls need to be hooked into Kernel’s soft interrupt ecosystem.

Technologies used
  • Queue & Linked list ADTs
  • Linux Kernel data structures – process & memory
  • System call / Soft-interrupt ecosystem of Linux Kernel

Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) – RFC 1350

Project brief The Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is a simple way of transferring file between two systems. This protocol is specified in RFC 1350.This protocol doesn’t support advanced available in FTP (ex: User authentication), typically

used in Embedded systems for its smaller footprint and simplicity.The goal of this project is to understand RFC and implement the protocol in a LAN environment. Eventually this project can be extended for advanced cases like inter-operating with standard TFTP client / servers.

Technologies used
  • TCP/IP networking
  • UDP socket APIs
  • Time-out and re-transmission used in networks

TCP based remote management

Project brief

Internet today has become a very complex entity by having different set of devices working together. In a scenario where the network devices are located remotely (ex: Wireless base station) monitoring such devices pro-actively becomes a very critical activity. Any malfunctions happen in remote device (ex: CPU usage) will result in device crash.

The goal of this project is to implement a TCP based client and server. The centralized server will connect with multiple clients and monitor various system parameters, thereby enabling remote manageability.

Technologies used
  • Linux commands used in systems management
  • TCP socket APIs
  • IPC Signal handling

Network packet injector using RAW sockets

Project brief

One of the key requirements of network is the ability to handle large volume of data. Network should have necessary resilience to handle, which is simulated using Network packet injectors in test environment.

The goal of this project is to create a command line based Network packet injector that will generate all major protocol packets (ex: HTTP). For implementation RAW sockets are used.

Technologies used
  • TCP/IP network protocols – Headers & payload
  • RAW socket usage
  • Command line parsing

TCP/IP chat room

Project brief Web based chat applications is one of the more commonly used tool for effective two way communication, starting with IRC chat-rooms. Each user need to authenticate himself and join a chat-room after which he should be able to communicate with all in the group.

The goal of this project is to simulate a chat room in a LAN by using TCP sockets and demonstrate message exchanges

Technologies used
  • TCP socket APIs
  • Server discovery in a LAN environment
  • User authentication mechanisms

FAQ – Linux Kernel Internals Course

We are pretty sure you will have lot of questions before joining our Linux Kernel Internals- Weekend Workshop. Here are the frequently asked questions for your reference. In case you still have anything specific write to us at training@emertxe.com

Course FAQ

Who should take up this course?
Emertxe Linux internals courses is ideal for anyone interested in building system programs and network applications in Linux. Working professionals looking to gain knowledge in this domain. Having some background in Linux is necessary as this requires some amount of Linux / OS level knowledge.
Do you teach Kernel Internal Architecture in this workshop?
Do you teach Kernel Internal Architecture in this workshop?
What programming environment that will be used?
For this workshop Linux standard distributions (Ubuntu / Fedora / Mandriva) is used, where necessary system call support is available in the Linux Kernel.

Project FAQ

What projects can I work on after course completion?
There are many projects that you can work on based on the course learning. A sample list of projects are provided below.

  • Implementation of TCP/IP based packet generator
  • RFC implementation of standard protocols (ex: TFTP)
  • Multi-tasking based remote diagnostics
  • Implementation of system calls inside Linux Kernel

Such comprehensive approach in our Linux internals courses enable outcome driven learning.

How working on these projects enhance my technical profile?
Our projects are designed based on practical industrial use-case, thereby you will be able to apply them in real time projects. On the other hand these projects are scoped well to be executed independently in a relatively shorter duration of time considering your other commitment. After working on them will give you necessary technical depth and application aspects thereby it will definitely enhance your technical profile.


What do you mean by self-learning kits? What are the benefits?
Emertxe has created innovative self-learning kits which consist of board, tool-chain, software and self-learning materials. This makes learning easier. Along with the course, this kit comes as a bundled option, so that you can practice programming at your own pace even after workshop. Please check out our self-learning kits for more details.
What are the unique features of Linux device driver kit?
Linux device driver kit is one of the key innovations that our team has brought in the field of education. Learning device drivers is considered to be a challenging affair due to lack of proper hardware, documentation and self-learning ecosystem that consist of sample code and projects. Our team has come up with a self-learning device that addresses these limitations by bundling unique combination of hardware, software and documentation. This kit can also be used as a micro-controller kit for IoT programming by changing modes. Recently this kit related technical paper was presented in Open Source India conference, which can be accessed by clicking here. In summary you can learn device drivers like a breeze using this kit.
Can I purchase the Linux device driver kit? How?
Definitely. Self-learning kits can be purchased by anybody interested in self-learning. Request you visit self-learning kits in the web-site, choose the kit that matches your need. In each section we have provided simple ‘How to order’ section using which kits can be purchased at ease.

Trainer FAQ

Who are the trainers?

Trainers (our mentors) for this workshop are professionals who have worked with various corporate organizations like Samsung, HP, Novell, Huawei etc, who bring in 18+ years of experience on average. Our mentors understand industry requirements very well in order to maximize the value. Added to that, our mentors are passionate about training, which enables you to write a device driver on your own by the end of the workshop.

What do you mean by one month of lab assistance?
Linux Internals & Networking workshop is conducted on two consecutive weekends. Contents are delivered in a workshop manner, which is power packed. However to realize the real benefit of this workshop, participants need to work on some real time projects / assignments to make the learning effective. In order to support this need, we provide one month lab assistance after the course. During this period our mentors will be providing you support when you are facing difficulty in building projects using Linux system calls. This includes debugging issues in pair or clarifying your doubts using our online ecosystem. This way your learning will be complete & effective.
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