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Old 05-03-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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literature on linux kernel and device drivers

Hi All,

Looking at some books on linux kernel and device drivers - they all cover kernel 2.6, but 3.2 is now the main stream kernel, as I understand.

I'm wondering if it is worth buying these books if they only cover 2.6, will the knowledge I get (hopefully) from the books on 2.6 can be applied to 3.2? Is 3.2 modern 2.6 or is a different kernel altogether?

Old 05-03-2014, 03:33 PM   #2
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Methinks those books are still good, with some reservations. Kernel is up to 3.14 now, not sure why you think 3.2 is mainstream. 3.x is a successor of 2.x, most of the code is still the same.
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2.4 to 2.6 was a change
i also don't think there is anything major


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Old 05-04-2014, 12:08 PM   #4
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thanks for your responces. yes, sorry I was meant to say 3.x is mainstream


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