Linux Kernel Development

ISBN-10: 0672329468
ISBN-13: 9780672329463
Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)
Authors: Robert Love
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 6/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Robert Love is an author, speaker, and open source software developer. He is best known for his contributions to the Linux kernel, with notable work including the preemptive kernel, process scheduler, kernel event layer, virtual memory subsystem, and inotify. Love is also active in the GNOME community, working on NetworkManager, GNOME Volume Manager, Project Utopia and Beagle. Love currently works for Google in Boston, where he is a member of Google's Open Source Program Office and is involved in the development of Google Android. Previously he worked at Novell as an engineer in the Linux desktop group and as Chief Architect, Linux Desktop. He has given numerous talks on the kernel and is a Contributing Editor for Linux Journal. He graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Preface
Introduction to the Linux Kernel
Getting Started with the Kernel
Process Management
Process Scheduling
System Calls
Kernel Data Structures
Interrupts and Interrupt Handlers
Bottom Halves and Deferring Work
An Introduction to Kernel Synchronization
Kernel Synchronization Methods
Timers and Time Management
Memory Management
The Virtual Filesystem
The Block I/O Layer
The Process Address Space
The Page Cache and Page Writeback
Modules
Device Drivers
Debugging
Portability
Patches, Hacking, and the Community
Appendix A
Algorithmic Complexity

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