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Chapter 4. The Linux Kernel: A Different... > Obtaining a Custom Linux Kernel - Pg. 96

96 Chapter 4 The Linux Kernel: A Different Perspective 4.5 Kernel Documentation A wealth of information is available in the Linux source tree. It would be difficult to read it all, because the .../Documentation directory contains nearly 1,300 documen- tation files in 118 subdirectories. Be cautious in reading this material: Given the rapid pace of kernel development and release, this documentation tends to become outdated quickly. Nonetheless, it often provides a great starting point from which you can form a foundation of knowledge on a particular kernel subsystem or concept. Do not neglect the Linux Documentation Project, found at, where you might find the most up-to-date version of a particular document or man page. 17 Of particular interest to the previous discussion is the Kbuild documentation, found in the kernel .../Documentation/kbuild subdirectory. No discussion of kernel documentation would be complete without mentioning Google. One day soon, Google will appear in Merriam-Webster's as a verb! Chances are, many problems you might have and questions you might ask have been addressed and answered. Spend some time becoming proficient in searching the Internet for answers to questions. You will discover numerous mailing lists and other information