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

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Claudia Salzberg Rodriguez, Gordon Fischer, Steven Smolski "The Linux Kernel Primer -A Top Down Approach for x86 and PowerPC Architectures" Prentice Hall | ISBN 0131181637 | 2005 Year | CHM | ~2 Mb | 648 Pages

The Linux® 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. The Linux® Kernel Primer is the first book to offer in-depth coverage of the rapidly growing PowerPC Linux development platform, and the only book to thoroughly discuss kernel configuration with the Linux build system.