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Mastering Linux Kernel Development

By : CH Raghav Maruthi
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Mastering Linux Kernel Development

By: CH Raghav Maruthi

Overview of this book

Mastering Linux Kernel Development looks at the Linux kernel, its internal arrangement and design, and various core subsystems, helping you to gain significant understanding of this open source marvel. You will look at how the Linux kernel, which possesses a kind of collective intelligence thanks to its scores of contributors, remains so elegant owing to its great design. This book also looks at all the key kernel code, core data structures, functions, and macros, giving you a comprehensive foundation of the implementation details of the kernel’s core services and mechanisms. You will also look at the Linux kernel as well-designed software, which gives us insights into software design in general that are easily scalable yet fundamentally strong and safe. By the end of this book, you will have considerable understanding of and appreciation for the Linux kernel.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback


Process scheduling is an ever-evolving aspect of the kernel, and as Linux evolves and diversifies further into many computing domains, finer tweaks and changes to the process scheduler will be mandated. However, with our understanding established over this chapter, gaining deeper insights or comprehending any new changes will be quite easy. We are now equipped to go further and explore another important aspect of job control and signal management. We will brush through basics of signals and move on into signal management data structures and routines of the kernel.