The Linux kernel is at the heart of the Linux operating system. Line-by-line, the Linux Core Kernel Commentary, 2nd Edition examines the Linux kernel version. 29 Nov The Linux Core Kernel Commentary was patterned on the classic Lions’ Commentary on Unix, which was a Unix hacker’s resource for years. From the Publisher:Linux Core Kernel Commentary is divided into two parts: code and commentary. The code is listed and numbered sequentially and.

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Product details Format Mixed media product pages Dimensions Maxwell, who writes software at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, then comments on the code, discussing in each chapter a different kernel subsystem or other logical group of functionality, such as system calls or memory management.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This one is going back. Exploring BeagleBone Derek Molloy. The individual chapters start with some straight explanatory material. Note that the source listing truly only covers the “core” kernel. Kali Linux Revealed Mati Aharoni.

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Looking for beautiful books? In fact, “orphaned” processes immediately become init’s responsibility; any processes in between are bypassed. Associating them with the code is hard, since it involves a lot of turning back and forth.


The notes themselves do not make for any sort of coherent reading experience. Yes, it follows the format of the John Lions “Commentary On UNIX 6th Edition”, showing the source code with line numbers first, followed by in depth commentary with references to line numbers.

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Feel stuck in your Visual Basic. The development kernel was guaranteed to be highly obsolete before the first copy hit the shelves, but, then, it doesn’t hurt to have it there.

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The commentary section is broken linu into several chapters: For example, the initialization chapter reads: Learn how to surpass your co-workers, and impress your boss! There are also occasional inaccuracies in the text. This book follows in the footsteps of the classic Lions book, which many Unix “old-timers” cherish.

Yes, I am serious. This is not a book for Uber-Hackers, either. But thankfully, the source speaks for itself. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

The commentary in this book is sketchy in places and is focused on the x86 architecture where processor architecture matters. Nonetheless, it commenfary a great deal of good information, and I am glad to have it on my shelf.

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You also get the source on CD in a nicely browseable format. Again, the scope is limited to “core” functionality.

Windows Troubleshooting Tips for Daily Usage. The introductory sections are informative and clearly written. A two-column format where the comments sit next to commwntary code they describe would have made for a much more pleasant code browsing experience. I hope in the second edition, the authors take our comments into account.

Linux Core Kernel Commentary

Then there is a series of one-paragraph notes, each tied to a specific line in the source listing. To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. Linux iptables Pocket Reference Gregor N.

Learning Kali Linux Ric Messier. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? However, the commentary does add some value to this book, as there are some valuable explanations of some interesting areas of the Linux kernel.

In essence, this book tries to be both an annotated code listing and a tutorial on how the kernel works.