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5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource for developers new to Linux, January 19, 2012
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This review is from: Professional Linux Kernel Architecture (Paperback)
Overall this book does have some irritating issues, but it is worthwhile text for programmers who are starting out with the Linux kernel. Even though Linux is a moving target, this book will save you some headaches and surfing message boards on the internet.

Is it better than Love's book? No probably not, but it is different.. This book provides some insight into coding and specific advice that will help you get past the Linux learning curve. Even if you never code, you will at least understand how to solve your own system problems.

The real issue with this book is organization and the index is horrible. The overviews are not as good as Love's, and as one reviewer mentioned he is not concise.

But he does walk you through more of the code and gives you the various coding housekeeping tasks you must peform in the kernel.

I think Love does a better job with the high level overviews, and he does provide analysis of tradeoffs.

Either way this book is worth the money, since if it saves you reading kernel sourcecode to learn, then trust me it is worth the price.
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