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:
Robert Love is an open source programmer, speaker, and author who has been using and contributing to Linux for more than 15 years. He is currently senior software engineer at Google, where he was a member of the team that developed the Android mobile platform’s kernel. Prior to Google, he was Chief Architect, Linux Desktop, at Novell. Before Novell, he was a kernel engineer at MontaVista Software and Ximian.
Love’s kernel projects include the preemptive kernel, the process scheduler, the kernel events layer, inotify,VM enhancements, and several device drivers.
He has given numerous talks on and has written multiple articles about the Linux kernel and is a contributing editor for Linux Journal. His other books include Linux System Programming and Linux in a Nutshell.
Just a very well written book.
A must for the kernel developer.
While I have not completed reading this book yet, the chapters I read are very well written and informative. I was worried about the book targeting the 2. Read morePublished 2 months ago by brandon
I had the 2nd version of this book and I got the 3rd one for updates. Every time I want to understand certain part of Linux kernel, I go to this book first to get the brief idea. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gary Guo
I've read the 2nd edition from Robert Love from start to finish. It was time to get updated with 3.X kernel relevant changes.Published 5 months ago by Steve
Recommended reading(well this and the source code) for anyone interested in how the Linux kernel works, even if you don't plan to become a kernel hacker. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Global engineer
This was an awesome book that explained things at a perfect level for me. Thanks. Keep making new editions. THanks.Published 7 months ago by Michael J. Endrizzi
However, I've bought a paperback edition and the font is too small. The book is just unreadable. I will be returning it.Published 7 months ago by Dmitry G.