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Linux Kernel Development (2nd Edition)

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From the Back Cover: * The Linux kernel is one of the most important and far-reaching open-source projects. That is why Novell Press is excited to bring you the second edition of Linux Kernel Development, Robert Love's widely acclaimed insider's look at the Linux kernel. This authoritative, practical guide helps developers better understand the Linux kernel through updated coverage of all the major subsystems as well as new features associated with the Linux 2.6 kernel. You'll be able to take an in-depth look at Linux kernel from both a theoretical and an applied perspective as you cover a wide range of topics, including algorithms, system call interface, paging strategies and kernel synchronization. Get the top information right from the source in Linux Kernel Development. ** Contents At a Glance: * Introduction to the Linux Kernel * Getting started with the Kernel * Process Management * Process Scheduling * System Calls * Interrupts and Interrupt Handlers * Bottom Halves and Deferring Work * Kernel Synchronization Introduction * Kernel Synchronization Methods * Timers and Time Management * Memory Management * The Virtual Filesystem * The Block I/O Layer * The Process Address Space * The Page Cache and Page Writeback * Modules * kobjects and sysfs * Debugging * Portability * Patches, Hacking, and the Community * Linked Lists * Kernel Random Number Generator * Algorithm Complexity * Bibliography * Index
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You should be familiar with the fundamentals of a linux-based OS and have some (maybe even good) knowledge of the C programming language (book includes some source code). For getting started I found the "Modules" chapter very easy and informative.

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