Linux Kernel Development
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:
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Good Kernel ConceptsUser Review - Vignesh Kumar... - Flipkart
I enjoyed reading every word in the book. The topics are well arranged and organised. The internals of kernel are well described. Any who wants to learn kernel internals can read and practice kernel ... Read full review
Must have book for Linux KernelUser Review - Bipin Bharti - Flipkart
I had bought this book 6 months back went through recently. I found this book extremely good for beginners and for the best output I would suggest "Understanding Linux Kernel" in parallel for best output. Read full review
1 Introduction to the Linux Kernel
2 Getting Started with the Kernel
3 Process Management
4 Process Scheduling
5 System Calls
6 Kernel Data Structures
7 Interrupts and Interrupt Handlers
8 Bottom Halves and Deferring Work
13 The Virtual Filesystem
14 The Block IO Layer
15 The Process Address Space
16 The Page Cache and Page Writeback
17 Devices and Modules
20 Patches Hacking and the Community