Linux Kernel in a Nutshell (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Dec 14, 2006 - Computers - 202 pages
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Written by a leading developer and maintainer of the Linux kernel,Linux Kernel in a Nutshell is a comprehensiveoverview of kernel configuration and building, a critical task forLinux users and administrators.

No distribution can provide a Linux kernel that meets all users'needs. Computers big and small have special requirements that requirereconfiguring and rebuilding the kernel. Whether you are trying toget sound, wireless support, and power management working on a laptopor incorporating enterprise features such as logical volume managementon a large server, you can benefit from the insights in this book.

Linux Kernel in a Nutshell covers the entirerange of kernel tasks, starting with downloading the source and makingsure that the kernel is in sync with the versions of the tools youneed. In addition to configuration and installation steps, the bookoffers reference material and discussions of related topics such ascontrol of kernel options at runtime.

A key benefit of the book is a chapter on determining exactly what drivers are needed for your hardware. Also included are recipes thatlist what you need to do to accomplish a wide range of popular tasks.

  

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Practical book dedicated to the Linux kernel from an advanced user's perspective, rather than a developer's point of view. It explains various things from the kernel build system and provides a really ... Read full review

Contents

I
1
Introduction
3
Requirements for Building and Using the Kernel
5
Retrieving the Kernel Source
12
Configuring and Building
17
Installing and Booting from a Kernel
29
Upgrading a Kernel
35
II
43
III
85
Kernel Boot CommandLine Parameter Reference
87
Kernel Build CommandLine Reference
117
Kernel Configuration Option Reference
122
IV
159
Helpful Utilities
161
Bibliography
168
Index
171

Customizing a Kernel
45
Kernel Configuration Recipes
63

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About the author (2006)

Greg Kroah-Hartman has been building the Linux kernel since 1996 and started writing Linux kernel drivers in 1999. He is currently the maintainer of the USB, PCI, driver core and sysfs subsystems in the kernel source tree and is also one half of the -stable kernel release team. He created the udev program and maintains the Linux hotplug userspace project. He is a Gentoo Linux developer as well as the co-author of the third edition of the "Linux Device Drivers" book and a contributing editor to Linux Journal. He also created and maintains the Linux Device Driver Kit. He currently works for SuSE Labs/Novell, doing various Linux kernel related tasks.

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