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Linux Kernel Development details the design and implementation of the Linux kernel, presenting the content in a manner that is beneficial to those writing and developing kernel code, as well as to programmers seeking to better understand the operating system and become more efficient and productive in their coding.

The book details the major subsystems and features of the Linux kernel, including its design, implementation, and interfaces. It covers the Linux kernel with both a practical and theoretical eye, which should appeal to readers with a variety of interests and needs.

The author, a core kernel developer, shares valuable knowledge and experience on the 2.6 Linux kernel. Specific topics covered include process management, scheduling, time management and timers, the system call interface, memory addressing, memory management, the page cache, the VFS, kernel synchronization, portability concerns, and debugging techniques. This book covers the most interesting features of the Linux 2.6 kernel, including the CFS scheduler, preemptive kernel, block I/O layer, and I/O schedulers.

The third edition of Linux Kernel Development includes new and updated material throughout the book:

  • An all-new chapter on kernel data structures

  • Details on interrupt handlers and bottom halves

  • Extended coverage of virtual memory and memory allocation

  • Tips on debugging the Linux kernel

  • In-depth coverage of kernel synchronization and locking

  • Useful insight into submitting kernel patches and working with the Linux kernel community

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Average Rating: 4.529411764705882 out of 5 rating Based on 17 Ratings

"Mr. Marius Gaubas" - by Marius Gaubas on 28-MAY-2012
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Very good introductory book for the kernel development.
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"Best book for Linux kernel" - by Prabal on 10-SEP-2011
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This is an ultimate book for understanding of Linux kernel. No matter whether reader is beginner/ experienced, this book really provides enough but to the point info. Context wise its really full and rich
I would recommend this book as a very good guide for Linux Kernel Development.

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