The Linux kernel is at the heart of the Linux operating system. Line-by-line, the Linux Core Kernel Commentary, 2nd Edition examines the Linux kernel version. 29 Nov The Linux Core Kernel Commentary was patterned on the classic Lions’ Commentary on Unix, which was a Unix hacker’s resource for years. From the Publisher:Linux Core Kernel Commentary is divided into two parts: code and commentary. The code is listed and numbered sequentially and.

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Commetary how to surpass your co-workers, and impress your boss! Associating them with the code is hard, since it involves a lot of turning back and forth. Maxwell, who writes software at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, then comments on the code, discussing in each chapter a different kernel subsystem or other logical group of functionality, such as system calls or memory management.

It’s necessary to page backward to the beginning of a source file to find out which file you are actually looking at. Nonetheless, it contains a great deal of good information, and I am glad to have it on my shelf.

Lions’ Commentary on Unix. I don’t fault them for that. It covers all essential Linux commands and operation examples.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Thus, I would recommend this book to people who would like to: Certainly a hyperlinked version of the source on the CD would’ve been nice. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

As it is, you have to flip all around looking for section headings, which incidentally appear in random positions on pages. This text gives an overview of how a subsystem works, often with useful diagrams showing data structures and flow of control.


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Yes, the bulk of the book is Linux kernel source, but it has been nicely formated and the commwntary alone is worth the price of the book. Linux Command Line, Cover all essential Linux commands. A two-column format where the comments sit next to the code they describe would have made for a much more pleasant commenyary browsing experience.

If flipping back and forth is too much effort to learn an OS – either you are brilliant enough to understand kernel source at first glance or you should stick to working with things that have on-screen help.

My favorite is the chapter on kernel memory management, which includes a nice explanation of the conditions that trigger the fearsome Segmentation Fault.

dore Maxwell, who writes software at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, then comments on the code, discussing in each chapter a different kernel subsystem or other logical group of functionality, such as system calls or memory management.

Yes, it follows the format of the John Lions “Commentary On UNIX 6th Edition”, showing the source code with line numbers first, followed by in depth commentary with references to line numbers. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Those who are interested in digging around in the kernel source will likely want to ,inux up a copy. A whole introduction to Lin I hope in the second edition, the authors take our comments into account. The Linux Core Kernel Commentary finds itself in a very different environment; the kernel source is, of course, already widely distributed throughout the jernel. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?


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In essence, this book tries to be both an annotated code listing and a tutorial on how the kernel works. One person found this helpful.

Linux Core Kernel Commentary

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Please try again later. Sponsored products related to this item What’s this? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Renewed Refurbished kerbel with a warranty. For example, the initialization chapter reads: Cleaning up after “reaping” a process that has exited is first the responsibility of the process’s parent; coge its parent already exited, the grandparent is responsible; if the grandparent already exited, the great-grandparent is responsible, and so on.

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DD’s would be nice, but in a whole different book! Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The Commentary on Unix helped to spread the Unix source – and the Unix way of doing things – when that source was still at least commenhary to be proprietary.

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