The Linux Kernel Primer: A Top-Down Approach for x86 and PowerPC Architectures

This work enables you to learn Linux kernel programming, hands-on, and features a uniquely effective top-down approach. The Linux(R) Kernel Primer is the definitive guide to Linux kernel programming. The authors' unique top-down approach makes kernel programming easier to understand by systematically tracing functionality from user space into the kernel and carefully associating kernel internals with user-level programming fundamentals. Their approach helps you build on what you already know about Linux, gaining a deep understanding of how the kernel works and how its elements fit together. One step at a time, the authors introduce all the tools and assembly language programming techniques required to understand kernel code and control its behavior. They compare x86 and PowerPC implementations side-by-side, illuminating cryptic functionality through carefully-annotated source code examples and realistic projects.

Author: Claudia Salzberg Rodriguez

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