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Professional Linux Kernel Architecture

ISBN: 978-0-470-34343-2
1368 pages
October 2008
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Find an introduction to the architecture, concepts and algorithms of the Linux kernel in Professional Linux Kernel Architecture, a guide to the kernel sources and large number of connections among subsystems. Find an introduction to the relevant structures and functions exported by the kernel to userland, understand the theoretical and conceptual aspects of the Linux kernel and Unix derivatives, and gain a deeper understanding of the kernel. Learn how to reduce the vast amount of information contained in the kernel sources and obtain the skills necessary to understand the kernel sources.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview.

Chapter 2: ProcessManagement and Scheduling.

Chapter 3: Memory Management.

Chapter 4: Virtual ProcessMemory.

Chapter 5: Locking and Interprocess Communication.

Chapter 6: Device Drivers.

Chapter 7: Modules.

Chapter 8: The Virtual Filesystem.

Chapter 9: The Extended Filesystem Family.

Chapter 10: Filesystems without Persistent Storage.

Chapter 11: Extended Attributes and Access Control Lists.

Chapter 12: Networks.

Chapter 13: System Calls.

Chapter 14: Kernel Activities.

Chapter 15: Time management.

Chapter 16: Page and Buffer Cache.

Chapter 17: Data Synchronization.

Chapter 18: Page Reclaim and Swapping.

Chapter 19: Auditing.

Appendix A: Architecture Specifics.

Appendix B:Working with the Source Code.

Appendix C: Notes on C.

Appendix D: System Startup.

Appendix E: The ELF Binary Format.

Appendix F: The Kernel Development Process.

Bibliography.

Index.

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