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Old 04-17-2007, 07:01 AM   #1
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Kernel APIs and Code Description

I am a Kernel newbie, and I am finding it tough to get a standard set of Kerenel APIs etc. For ex: there is no documentation in the kerenel regarding many semaphore APIs like: down_interruptible or variable description of variables like comm[] even in a main structure like task_struct. So where can I find good documentation/description of Kernel Structures, Variables and APIs.

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Old 04-18-2007, 12:12 AM   #2
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There are a couple of books available that might help. I've read parts of Understanding the Linux Kernel by Bovet and Cesati and Linux Kernel Development by Love and found them both helpful. They explain basic fundamentals, data structures, etc. Beyond that you will probably just have to read the source and/or browse the kernel mailing list archives for the topic you are interested in.
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