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- Index of Documentation for People Interested in Writing and/or
- Understanding the Linux Kernel.
- Juan-Mariano de Goyeneche <jmseyas@dit.upm.es>
+ Index of Documentation for People Interested in Writing and/or
+ Understanding the Linux Kernel.
+ Juan-Mariano de Goyeneche <jmseyas@dit.upm.es>
* The latest version of this document may be found at:
* http://www.dit.upm.es/~jmseyas/linux/kernel/hackers-docs.html
@@ -61,18 +61,18 @@
13.-The Linux Kernel Sources, A.-Linux Data Structures, B.-The
Alpha AXP Processor, C.-Useful Web and FTP Sites, D.-The GNU
General Public License, Glossary". In short: a must have.
- * Title: "The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide"
- Author: Michael K.Johnson and others.
- URL: http://www.tldp.org/LDP/khg/HyperNews/get/khg.html
- Keywords: everything!
- Description: No more Postscript book-like version. Only HTML now.
- Many people have contributed. The interface is similar to web
- available mailing lists archives. You can find some articles and
- then some mails asking questions about them and/or complementing
- previous contributions. A little bit anarchic in this aspect, but
- with some valuable information in some cases.
+ * Title: "Linux Device Drivers, 2nd Edition"
+ Author: Alessandro Rubini and Jonathan Corbet.
+ URL: http://www.xml.com/ldd/chapter/book/index.html
+ Keywords: device drivers, modules, debugging, memory, hardware,
+ interrupt handling, char drivers, block drivers, kmod, mmap, DMA,
+ buses.
+ Description: O'Reilly's popular book, now also on-line under the
+ GNU Free Documentation License.
+ Notes: You can also buy it in paper-form from O'Reilly. See below
+ under BOOKS (Not on-line).
* Title: "Conceptual Architecture of the Linux Kernel"
Author: Ivan T. Bowman.
URL: http://plg.uwaterloo.ca/~itbowman/papers/CS746G-a1.html
@@ -81,17 +81,17 @@
Description: Conceptual software arquitecture of the Linux kernel,
automatically extracted from the source code. Very detailed. Good
figures. Gives good overall kernel understanding.
* Title: "Concrete Architecture of the Linux Kernel"
Author: Ivan T. Bowman, Saheem Siddiqi, and Meyer C. Tanuan.
URL: http://plg.uwaterloo.ca/~itbowman/papers/CS746G-a2.html
- Keywords: concrete arquitecture, extracted design, reverse
+ Keywords: concrete architecture, extracted design, reverse
engineering, system structure, dependencies.
- Description: Concrete arquitecture of the Linux kernel,
+ Description: Concrete architecture of the Linux kernel,
automatically extracted from the source code. Very detailed. Good
figures. Gives good overall kernel understanding. This papers
focus on lower details than its predecessor (files, variables...).
* Title: "Linux as a Case Study: Its Extracted Software
Author: Ivan T. Bowman, Richard C. Holt and Neil V. Brewster.
@@ -101,7 +101,7 @@
Description: Paper appeared at ICSE'99, Los Angeles, May 16-22,
1999. A mixture of the previous two documents from the same
* Title: "Overview of the Virtual File System"
Author: Richard Gooch.
URL: http://www.atnf.csiro.au/~rgooch/linux/vfs.txt
@@ -111,20 +111,20 @@
What is it, how it works, operations taken when opening a file or
mounting a file system and description of important data
structures explaining the purpose of each of their entries.
* Title: "The Linux RAID-1, 4, 5 Code"
Author: Ingo Molnar, Gadi Oxman and Miguel de Icaza.
- URL: http://www2.linuxjournal.com/lj-issues/issue44/2391.html
+ URL: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=2391
Keywords: RAID, MD driver.
Description: Linux Journal Kernel Korner article. Here is it's
abstract: "A description of the implementation of the RAID-1,
RAID-4 and RAID-5 personalities of the MD device driver in the
Linux kernel, providing users with high performance and reliable,
secondary-storage capability using software".
* Title: "Dynamic Kernels: Modularized Device Drivers"
Author: Alessandro Rubini.
- URL: http://www2.linuxjournal.com/lj-issues/issue23/1219.html
+ URL: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=1219
Keywords: device driver, module, loading/unloading modules,
allocating resources.
Description: Linux Journal Kernel Korner article. Here is it's
@@ -134,10 +134,10 @@
loadable modules. This installment presents an introduction to the
topic, preparing the reader to understand next month's
* Title: "Dynamic Kernels: Discovery"
Author: Alessandro Rubini.
- URL: http://www2.linuxjournal.com/lj-issues/issue24/1220.html
+ URL: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=1220
Keywords: character driver, init_module, clean_up module,
autodetection, mayor number, minor number, file operations,
open(), close().
@@ -146,20 +146,20 @@
the actual code to create custom module implementing a character
device driver. It describes the code for module initialization and
cleanup, as well as the open() and close() system calls".
* Title: "The Devil's in the Details"
Author: Georg v. Zezschwitz and Alessandro Rubini.
- URL: http://www2.linuxjournal.com/lj-issues/issue25/1221.html
+ URL: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=1221
Keywords: read(), write(), select(), ioctl(), blocking/non
blocking mode, interrupt handler.
Description: Linux Journal Kernel Korner article. Here is it's
abstract: "This article, the third of four on writing character
device drivers, introduces concepts of reading, writing, and using
* Title: "Dissecting Interrupts and Browsing DMA"
Author: Alessandro Rubini and Georg v. Zezschwitz.
- URL: http://www2.linuxjournal.com/lj-issues/issue26/1222.html
+ URL: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=1222
Keywords: interrupts, irqs, DMA, bottom halves, task queues.
Description: Linux Journal Kernel Korner article. Here is it's
abstract: "This is the fourth in a series of articles about
@@ -170,10 +170,10 @@
writing, and several different facilities have been provided for
different situations. We also investigate the complex topic of
* Title: "Device Drivers Concluded"
Author: Georg v. Zezschwitz.
- URL: http://www2.linuxjournal.com/lj-issues/issue28/1287.html
+ URL: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=1287
Keywords: address spaces, pages, pagination, page management,
demand loading, swapping, memory protection, memory mapping, mmap,
virtual memory areas (VMAs), vremap, PCI.
@@ -182,10 +182,10 @@
five articles about character device drivers. In this final
section, Georg deals with memory mapping devices, beginning with
an overall description of the Linux memory management concepts".
* Title: "Network Buffers And Memory Management"
Author: Alan Cox.
- URL: http://www2.linuxjournal.com/lj-issues/issue30/1312.html
+ URL: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=1312
Keywords: sk_buffs, network devices, protocol/link layer
variables, network devices flags, transmit, receive,
configuration, multicast.
@@ -214,28 +214,26 @@
of the Coda filesystem. This version document is meant to describe
the current interface (version 1.0) as well as improvements we
* Title: "Programming PCI-Devices under Linux"
Author: Claus Schroeter.
- ftp://ftp.llp.fu-berlin.de/pub/linux/LINUX-LAB/whitepapers/pcip.ps
- .gz
+ ftp://ftp.llp.fu-berlin.de/pub/linux/LINUX-LAB/whitepapers/pcip.ps.gz
Keywords: PCI, device, busmastering.
Description: 6 pages tutorial on PCI programming under Linux.
Gives the basic concepts on the architecture of the PCI subsystem,
as long as basic functions and macros to read/write the devices
and perform busmastering.
* Title: "Writing Character Device Driver for Linux"
Author: R. Baruch and C. Schroeter.
- ftp://ftp.llp.fu-berlin.de/pub/linux/LINUX-LAB/whitepapers/drivers
- .ps.gz
+ ftp://ftp.llp.fu-berlin.de/pub/linux/LINUX-LAB/whitepapers/drivers.ps.gz
Keywords: character device drivers, I/O, signals, DMA, accessing
ports in user space, kernel environment.
Description: 68 pages paper on writing character drivers. A little
bit old (1.993, 1.994) although still useful.
* Title: "Design and Implementation of the Second Extended
Author: Rémy Card, Theodore Ts'o, Stephen Tweedie.
@@ -249,14 +247,14 @@
e2fsck's passes description... A must read!
Notes: This paper was first published in the Proceedings of the
First Dutch International Symposium on Linux, ISBN 90-367-0385-9.
* Title: "Analysis of the Ext2fs structure"
Author: Louis-Dominique Dubeau.
- URL: http://step.polymtl.ca/~ldd/ext2fs/ext2fs_toc.html
+ URL: http://www.nondot.org/sabre/os/files/FileSystems/ext2fs/
Keywords: ext2, filesystem, ext2fs.
Description: Description of ext2's blocks, directories, inodes,
bitmaps, invariants...
* Title: "Journaling the Linux ext2fs Filesystem"
Author: Stephen C. Tweedie.
@@ -265,7 +263,7 @@
Description: Excellent 8-pages paper explaining the journaling
capabilities added to ext2 by the author, showing different
problems faced and the alternatives chosen.
* Title: "Kernel API changes from 2.0 to 2.2"
Author: Richard Gooch.
@@ -273,7 +271,7 @@
Keywords: 2.2, changes.
Description: Kernel functions/structures/variables which changed
from 2.0.x to 2.2.x.
* Title: "Kernel API changes from 2.2 to 2.4"
Author: Richard Gooch.
@@ -345,17 +343,7 @@
Notes: Beware: the main page states: "This document may not be
published, printed or used in excerpts without explicit permission
of the author". Fortunately, it may still be read...
- * Title: "Tour Of the Linux Kernel Source"
- Author: Vijo Cherian.
- URL: http://www.geocities.com/vijoc/tolks/tolks.html
- Keywords: .
- Description: A classic of this page! Was lost for a while and is
- back again. Thanks Vijo! TOLKS: the name says it all. A tour of
- the sources, describing directories, files, variables, data
- structures... It covers general stuff, device drivers,
- filesystems, IPC and Networking Code.
* Title: "Linux Kernel Mailing List Glossary"
Author: various
URL: http://kernelnewbies.org/glossary/
@@ -377,7 +365,17 @@
kernels, but most of it applies to 2.2 too; 2.0 is slightly
different". Freely redistributable under the conditions of the GNU
General Public License.
+ * Title: "Global spinlock list and usage"
+ Author: Rick Lindsley.
+ URL: http://lse.sourceforge.net/lockhier/global-spin-lock
+ Keywords: spinlock.
+ Description: This is an attempt to document both the existence and
+ usage of the spinlocks in the Linux 2.4.5 kernel. Comprehensive
+ list of spinlocks showing when they are used, which functions
+ access them, how each lock is acquired, under what conditions it
+ is held, whether interrupts can occur or not while it is held...
* Title: "Porting Linux 2.0 Drivers To Linux 2.2: Changes and New
Features "
Author: Alan Cox.
@@ -385,70 +383,70 @@
Keywords: ports, porting.
Description: Article from Linux Magazine on porting from 2.0 to
2.2 kernels.
* Title: "Porting Device Drivers To Linux 2.2: part II"
Author: Alan Cox.
URL: http://www.linux-mag.com/1999-06/gear_01.html
Keywords: ports, porting.
Description: Second part on porting from 2.0 to 2.2 kernels.
* Title: "How To Make Sure Your Driver Will Work On The Power
Author: Paul Mackerras.
URL: http://www.linux-mag.com/1999-07/gear_01.html
Keywords: Mac, Power Macintosh, porting, drivers, compatibility.
Description: The title says it all.
* Title: "An Introduction to SCSI Drivers"
Author: Alan Cox.
URL: http://www.linux-mag.com/1999-08/gear_01.html
Keywords: SCSI, device, driver.
Description: The title says it all.
* Title: "Advanced SCSI Drivers And Other Tales"
Author: Alan Cox.
URL: http://www.linux-mag.com/1999-09/gear_01.html
Keywords: SCSI, device, driver, advanced.
Description: The title says it all.
* Title: "Writing Linux Mouse Drivers"
Author: Alan Cox.
URL: http://www.linux-mag.com/1999-10/gear_01.html
Keywords: mouse, driver, gpm.
Description: The title says it all.
* Title: "More on Mouse Drivers"
Author: Alan Cox.
URL: http://www.linux-mag.com/1999-11/gear_01.html
Keywords: mouse, driver, gpm, races, asynchronous I/O.
Description: The title still says it all.
* Title: "Writing Video4linux Radio Driver"
Author: Alan Cox.
URL: http://www.linux-mag.com/1999-12/gear_01.html
Keywords: video4linux, driver, radio, radio devices.
Description: The title says it all.
* Title: "Video4linux Drivers, Part 1: Video-Capture Device"
Author: Alan Cox.
URL: http://www.linux-mag.com/2000-01/gear_01.html
Keywords: video4linux, driver, video capture, capture devices,
camera driver.
Description: The title says it all.
* Title: "Video4linux Drivers, Part 2: Video-capture Devices"
Author: Alan Cox.
URL: http://www.linux-mag.com/2000-02/gear_01.html
Keywords: video4linux, driver, video capture, capture devices,
camera driver, control, query capabilities, capability, facility.
Description: The title says it all.
* Title: "PCI Management in Linux 2.2"
Author: Alan Cox.
URL: http://www.linux-mag.com/2000-03/gear_01.html
Keywords: PCI, bus, bus-mastering.
Description: The title says it all.
* Title: "Linux 2.4 Kernel Internals"
Author: Tigran Aivazian and Christoph Hellwig.
URL: http://www.moses.uklinux.net/patches/lki.html
@@ -456,13 +454,11 @@
Description: A little book used for a short training course.
Covers building the kernel image, booting (including SMP bootup),
process management, VFS and more.
* Title: "Linux IP Networking. A Guide to the Implementation and
Modification of the Linux Protocol Stack."
Author: Glenn Herrin.
- URL:
- http://kernelnewbies.org/documents/ipnetworking/linuxipnetworking.
- html
+ URL: http://www.cs.unh.edu/cnrg/gherrin
Keywords: network, networking, protocol, IP, UDP, TCP, connection,
socket, receiving, transmitting, forwarding, routing, packets,
modules, /proc, sk_buff, FIB, tags.
@@ -495,7 +491,7 @@
drivers for the Linux PCMCIA Card Services interface. It also
describes how to write user-mode utilities for communicating with
Card Services.
* Title: "The Linux Kernel NFSD Implementation"
Author: Neil Brown.
@@ -591,47 +587,22 @@
Pages: 520.
ISBN: 2-212-08932-5
Notes: French.
- * Title: "The Linux Kernel Book"
- Author: Remy Card, Eric Dumas, Franck Mevel.
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons.
- Date: 1998.
- ISBN: 0-471-98141-9
- Notes: English translation.
- * Title: "Linux 2.0"
- Author: Remy Card, Eric Dumas, Franck Mevel.
- Publisher: Gestión 2000.
- Date: 1997.
- Pages: 501.
- ISBN: 8-480-88208-5
- Notes: Spanish translation.
* Title: "Unix internals -- the new frontiers"
Author: Uresh Vahalia.
Publisher: Prentice Hall.
Date: 1996.
Pages: 600.
ISBN: 0-13-101908-2
- * Title: "Linux Core Kernel Commentary. Guide to Insider's Knowledge
- on the Core Kernel of the Linux Code"
- Author: Scott Maxwell.
- Publisher: Coriolis.
- Date: 1999.
- Pages: 592.
- ISBN: 1-57610-469-9
- Notes: CD-ROM included. Line by line commentary of the kernel
- code.
- * Title: "Linux IP Stacks Commentary"
- Author: Stephen Satchell and HBJ Clifford.
- Publisher: Coriolis.
- Date: 2000.
- Pages: ???.
- ISBN: 1-57610-470-2
- Notes: Line by line source code commentary book.
+ * Title: "The Design and Implementation of the 4.4 BSD UNIX
+ Operating System"
+ Author: Marshall Kirk McKusick, Keith Bostic, Michael J. Karels,
+ John S. Quarterman.
+ Publisher: Addison-Wesley.
+ Date: 1996.
+ ISBN: 0-201-54979-4
* Title: "Programming for the real world - POSIX.4"
Author: Bill O. Gallmeister.
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc..
@@ -640,18 +611,32 @@
ISBN: I-56592-074-0
Notes: Though not being directly about Linux, Linux aims to be
POSIX. Good reference.
- * Title: "Understanding the Linux Kernel"
- Author: Daniel P. Bovet and Marco Cesati.
- Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc..
- Date: 2000.
- Pages: 702.
- ISBN: 0-596-00002-2
- Notes: Further information in
- http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linuxkernel/
+ * Title: "UNIX Systems for Modern Architectures: Symmetric
+ Multiprocesssing and Caching for Kernel Programmers"
+ Author: Curt Schimmel.
+ Publisher: Addison Wesley.
+ Date: June, 1994.
+ Pages: 432.
+ ISBN: 0-201-63338-8
+ * Title: "The Design and Implementation of the 4.3 BSD UNIX
+ Operating System"
+ Author: Samuel J. Leffler, Marshall Kirk McKusick, Michael J.
+ Karels, John S. Quarterman.
+ Publisher: Addison-Wesley.
+ Date: 1989 (reprinted with corrections on October, 1990).
+ ISBN: 0-201-06196-1
+ * Title: "The Design of the UNIX Operating System"
+ Author: Maurice J. Bach.
+ Publisher: Prentice Hall.
+ Date: 1986.
+ Pages: 471.
+ ISBN: 0-13-201757-1
* Name: linux/Documentation
Author: Many.
URL: Just look inside your kernel sources.
@@ -660,7 +645,7 @@
inside the Documentation directory. Some pages from this document
(including this document itself) have been moved there, and might
be more up to date than the web version.
* Name: "Linux Source Driver"
URL: http://lsd.linux.cz
Keywords: Browsing source code.
@@ -671,7 +656,7 @@
you can search Linux kernel (fulltext, macros, types, functions
and variables) and LSD can generate patches for you on the fly
(files, directories or kernel)".
* Name: "Linux Kernel Source Reference"
Author: Thomas Graichen.
URL: http://innominate.org/~graichen/projects/lksr/
@@ -681,27 +666,27 @@
sources of any version starting from 1.0 up to the (daily updated)
current version available. Also you can check the differences
between two versions of a file".
* Name: "Cross-Referencing Linux"
URL: http://lxr.linux.no/source/
Keywords: Browsing source code.
Description: Another web-based Linux kernel source code browser.
Lots of cross references to variables and functions. You can see
where they are defined and where they are used.
* Name: "Linux Weekly News"
URL: http://lwn.net
Keywords: latest kernel news.
Description: The title says it all. There's a fixed kernel section
summarizing developers' work, bug fixes, new features and versions
produced during the week. Published every Thursday.
* Name: "Kernel Traffic"
- URL: http://www.kerneltraffic.org/kernel-traffic/
+ URL: http://kt.zork.net/kernel-traffic/
Keywords: linux-kernel mailing list, weekly kernel news.
Description: Weekly newsletter covering the most relevant
discussions of the linux-kernel mailing list.
* Name: "CuTTiNG.eDGe.LiNuX"
URL: http://edge.kernelnotes.org
Keywords: changelist.
@@ -709,7 +694,7 @@
release. What's new, what's better, what's changed. Myrdraal reads
the patches and describes them. Pointers to the patches are there,
* Name: "New linux-kernel Mailing List FAQ"
URL: http://www.tux.org/lkml/
Keywords: linux-kernel mailing list FAQ.
@@ -719,7 +704,7 @@
it. Read it to see how to join the mailing list. Dozens of
interesting questions regarding the list, Linux, developers (who
is ...?), terms (what is...?) are answered here too. Just read it.
* Name: "Linux Virtual File System"
Author: Peter J. Braam.
URL: http://www.coda.cs.cmu.edu/doc/talks/linuxvfs/
@@ -727,10 +712,10 @@
Description: Set of slides, presumably from a presentation on the
Linux VFS layer. Covers version 2.1.x, with dentries and the
* Name: "Gary's Encyclopedia - The Linux Kernel"
Author: Gary (I suppose...).
- URL: http://members.aa.net/~swear/pedia/kernel.html
+ URL: http://www.lisoleg.net/cgi-bin/lisoleg.pl?view=kernel.htm
Keywords: links, not found here?.
Description: Gary's Encyclopedia exists to allow the rapid finding
of documentation and other information of interest to GNU/Linux
@@ -738,7 +723,7 @@
categories. This link is for kernel-specific links, documents,
sites... Look there if you could not find here what you were
looking for.
* Name: "The home page of Linux-MM"
Author: The Linux-MM team.
URL: http://linux-mm.org/
@@ -747,7 +732,7 @@
Description: Site devoted to Linux Memory Management development.
Memory related patches, HOWTOs, links, mm developers... Don't miss
it if you are interested in memory management development!
* Name: "Kernel Newbies IRC Channel"
URL: http://www.kernelnewbies.org
Keywords: IRC, newbies, channel, asking doubts.

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