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Linux Kernel Development

Third Edition

A thorough guide to the design and implementation of the Linux kernel

 

Robert Love

 

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:

  • An all-new chapter on kernel data structures
  • Details on interrupt handlers and bottom halves
  • Extended coverage of virtual memory and memory allocation
  • Tips on debugging the Linux kernel
  • In-depth coverage of kernel synchronization and locking
  • Useful insight into submitting kernel patches and working with the Linux kernel community

Linux/Programming

 

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This comprehensive guide examines all aspects of the Linux kernel, the core of the open source Linux operating system. Written for programmers and advanced users interested in an in-depth understanding of the software, the volume examines such topics as process management, system calls, memory management and debugging. Individual chapters offer frequent code examples, tables, and diagrams illustrating key points. The work clearly outlines the kernel functions from start to finish and offers a complete description of this complex software system. This third edition is based on the latest kernel series version 2.6. Love is a Linux kernel expert and a senior engineer for the Android operating system project at Google. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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:

  • An all-new chapter on kernel data structures
  • Details on interrupt handlers and bottom halves
  • Extended coverage of virtual memory and memory allocation
  • Tips on debugging the Linux kernel
  • In-depth coverage of kernel synchronization and locking
  • Useful insight into submitting kernel patches and working with the Linux kernel community

About the Author

Robert Love is an open source programmer, speaker, and author who has been using and contributing to Linux for more than 15 years. He is currently senior software engineer at Google, where he was a member of the team that developed the Android mobile platform’s kernel. Prior to Google, he was Chief Architect, Linux Desktop, at Novell. Before Novell, he was a kernel engineer at MontaVista Software and Ximian.

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Love’s kernel projects include the preemptive kernel, the process scheduler, the kernel events layer, inotify,VM enhancements, and several device drivers.

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He has given numerous talks on and has written multiple articles about the Linux kernel and is a contributing editor for Linux Journal. His other books include Linux System Programming and Linux in a Nutshell.

Table of Contents

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

9 An Introduction to Kernel Synchronization

10 Kernel Synchronization Methods

11 Timers and Time Management

12 Memory Management

13 The Virtual Filesystem

14 The Block I/O Layer

15 The Process Address Space

16 The Page Cache and Page Writeback

17 Devices and Modules

18 Debugging

19 Portability

20 Patches, Hacking, and the Community

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johnwasylak, January 16, 2014 (view all comments by johnwasylak)
Linux Kernel Development surpassed my very own expectations. The journey through its pages took my fuzzy gap-filled abstract concept and formed it into a working definitive knowledge of the kernel.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780672329463
Author:
Love, Robert
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Developer's Library
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
9.08x7.04x1.18 in. 1.71 lbs.

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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:

  • An all-new chapter on kernel data structures
  • Details on interrupt handlers and bottom halves
  • Extended coverage of virtual memory and memory allocation
  • Tips on debugging the Linux kernel
  • In-depth coverage of kernel synchronization and locking
  • Useful insight into submitting kernel patches and working with the Linux kernel community
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