Find, work with, and build Linux kernel documentation in the source tree.
- The source code for the linux kernel is big…and it changes a lot.…The development page for the linux kernel is perhaps…faster than the development page for any other…software project.…Perhaps 10,000 lines a day are changing every day.…That's additions, deletions, modifications, and so forth.…And the source code really is an important part of the…documentation for linux.…It's the final word in how things really work.…And there are thousands of versions of the linux kernel,…so you really need the version of the kernel…that you're going to be working with.…
They have the ultimate answer.…It's not going to be possible for documentation files,…stuff on the web, and so forth to always have the…definitive answer of how something obscure, perhaps,…worked in your kernel.…You need to be able to look at the source code.…But, there is a lot of documentation about linux.…One of the virtues of linux is there's lots of…information on the web and so forth, and in the…kernel source tree there's a special documentation…directory, which I find is really pretty helpful.…
We survey the Linux kernel specification, boot process, and loadable kernel modules. You will practice techniques such as downloading and searching Linux kernel source code and configuring a Linux kernel from scratch. Challenge and solution videos at the end of almost every chapter allow you to test your new Linux skills along the way.
- What is the Linux kernel?
- Controlling hardware
- Reading Linux kernel messages
- Reading and writing files from the proc and sysfs filesystems
- Configuring GRUB
- Using kernel command-line parameters
- Configuring run levels
- Working with loadable kernel modules (LKMs)
- Searching the kernel source code
- Building and installing a Linux kernel
Skill Level Advanced
1. Surveying the Linux Kernel
3. Working with Loadable Kernel Modules
4. Examining Linux Kernel Source Code
5. Configuring and Building a Linux Kernel
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