Daniel P. Bovet got a Ph.D. in computer science at UCLA in 1968 and is now full Professor at the University of Rome, "Tor Vergata," Italy. He had to wait over 25 years before being able to teach an operating system course in a proper manner because of the lack of source code for modern, well-designed systems. Now, thanks to cheap PCs and to Linux, Marco and Dan are able to cover all the facets of an operating system from booting to tuning and are able to hand out tough, satisfying homework to their students. (These young guys working at home on their PCs are really spoiled; they never had to fight with punched cards.) In fact, Dan was so fascinated by the accomplishments of Linus Torvalds and his followers that he spent the last few years trying to unravel some of Linux's mysteries. It seemed natural, after all that work, to write a book about what he found.
Marco Cesati received a degree in mathematics in 1992 and a Ph.D. in computer science (University of Rome, "La Sapienza") in 1995. He is now a research assistant in the computer science department of the School of Engineering (University of Rome, "Tor Vergata"). In the past, he served as system administrator and Unix programmer for the university (as a Ph.D. student) and for several institutions (as a consultant).
Call me old fashioned, but I want nuts and bolts. It is hard to troubleshoot when you have to use a GUI.Published 4 months ago by Bernd J. Ross
There are lots of good unix kernel books such as those written by Maurice J. Bach or Marshall Kirk McKusick. Read morePublished 5 months ago by B. Yuan
might be a good book, I have no way knowing, even though I paid for an electronic copy.my regular password was not accepted on the fire.Published 7 months ago by Bob the Builder
This is a great book for learning the Linux kernel. I've only read the first few chapters, but I've already learned so much. Read morePublished 9 months ago by MacGruber
This book is not well organized and do not explains the basic to understand what are they saying. I do not recommend this book, not even to an advanced Linux developer and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Pablo
The most helpful linux kernel book for kernel software engineer.
It doesn't cover all recent 3.x kernels stuff, but it contains deep info on fundamental parts. Read more
Insanely in depth, and very much a "must read" for folks who are trying to understand what's going on underneath the hood of their Linux system. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Corey Quinn
Still reading this, but the overview is great, and the file system descriptions/chapter look pretty good too. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jeffrey L Goode
Well since it said it is a used book, i didn't expect much. But it turned out to be brand new. So, no complaints.Published 19 months ago by Tarun