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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Review: Linux Kernel DevelopmentUser Review - Simon - Goodreads
Good high level intro to the Kernel. I read it as part of an OS course and it really sparked my interest both in the Kernel and open source software. Stop reading and start hacking! Read full review
Review: Linux Kernel DevelopmentUser Review - Arvydas Sidorenko - Goodreads
Developing an operating system is hard and so is the material in this book. It is rather technical and doesn't really explain the concept very well. If you have prior experience in BSD or equivalent ... Read full review
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