Re: Where can a Solaris guy learn all about the linux kernel and device drivers?

From: Daniel Freedman (
Date: Sat Dec 08 2001 - 10:58:08 EST

On Fri, Dec 07, 2001, Buddy Lumpkin wrote:
> Subject says it all, if I already know a UNIX flavor pretty well, can
> someone point out a good place to learn about how Linux handles Kernel
> Modules and device drivers?
> Thanks in Advance,
> --Buddy

Hi Buddy,

O'Reilly has two books of potential interest:

Understanding the Linux Kernel
              Daniel P. Bovet, Marco Cesati
              O'Reilly & Associates, PAP edition, Published November 2000,
                 684 pages, u_inx_kernel, ISBN 0596000022
Linux Device Drivers, 2nd Edition
              Alessandro Rubini, Jonathan Corbet
              O'Reilly & Associates, 2nd edition, Published June 2001,
              564 pages, ln_dv_dr_n_aa, ISBN 0596000081

Both are recently updated and contain at least 2.4pre information in
addition to 2.2 (and some 2.0). has always treated me very well and currently has a 43%
sale on O'Reilly titles.


Daniel A. Freedman
Laboratory for Atomic and Solid State Physics
Department of Physics
Cornell University
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