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An excellent academic book on the superb Linux 2.6 kernel,
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This review is from: Linux Kernel Development (2nd Edition) (Paperback)
The book "Linux Kernel Development",
explains clearly the inner workings of the
current 2.6 Linux kernel.
The presentation is at an academic - algorithmic
level of detail,
the authors describe the main important data structures,
and the more significant chunks of code,
but they avoid a detailed description of the code.
The book is useful to any serious
Linux kernel developer, mainly as a first book.
The clear exposition of the Linux kernel
workings can speed significantly the
reader's learning curve.
The level of the book is advanced and the reader
should have a good C programming and
Operating Systems Design background.
However, also the book fits very well at the context
of an "Operating Systems Design" academic course
and the students can learn a lot from the
technologically advanced Linux 2.6 kernel implementation.
They can modify/recompile and install their own versions
of one of the most complex and elegant systems ever built,
as the Linux 2.6 kernel!