Linux System Programming: Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library

Write software that draws directly on services offered by the Linux kernel and core system libraries. With this comprehensive book, Linux kernel contributor Robert Love provides you with a tutorial on Linux system programming, a reference manual on Linux system calls, and an insider’s guide to writing smarter, faster code.Love clearly distinguishes between POSIX standard functions and special services offered only by Linux. With a new chapter on multithreading, this updated and expanded edition provides an in-depth look at Linux from both a theoretical and applied perspective over a wide range of programming topics, including:A Linux kernel, C library, and C compiler overviewBasic I/O operations, such as reading from and writing to filesAdvanced I/O interfaces, memory mappings, and optimization techniquesThe family of system calls for basic process managementAdvanced process management, including real-time processesThread concepts, multithreaded programming, and PthreadsFile and directory managementInterfaces for allocating memory and optimizing memory accessBasic and advanced signal interfaces, and their role on the systemClock management, including POSIX clocks and high-resolution timers

Author: Robert Love

Learn more