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Old 12-30-2011, 02:50 AM   #1
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I want to ask which book is best for learning Linux Kernel? I am confused between two books i.e Understanding Linux Kernel by Daniel P. Bovet and Linux Kernel Development by Robert Love. which book will give me deeper understanding of Linux Kernel?

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Old 12-30-2011, 08:40 PM   #2
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I've read Robert Love's book, that one is not bad. I think I got more out of various howtos going along on the internet, though.

If you already know how to program, you might as well just start by reading the Linux kernel documentation that ships with the code.
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Hi, I once got "Linux Kernel in a nutshell" by OReilly press out from my University library. It was helpful.
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There's an O'Reilly book too, Understanding the Linux Kernel, but I forget the authors. The Love book, mentioned above, is quite good. I'd also suggest [I]Linux Device Drivers[/i} as IIRC it contains a lot of general kernel info, plus lots of stuff about device drivers as you'd expect. Plus, it's available for free (legally).
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Originally Posted by VisionIncision View Post
Hi, I once got "Linux Kernel in a nutshell" by OReilly press out from my University library. It was helpful.
Since the book is dated, it is available online for download


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