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Very nice summary.

I encountered many of these while reading through Understanding The Linux Kernel [0] and The Linux Programming Interface [1].

Both are great books which are primarily about the "how" of the kernel, but cover a lot of the "why" of the design and algorithms as well.

0: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0596005652

1: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1593272200

I'd also add Love's Linux Kernel Development[2], published in 2010. Great resource overall for someone wanting to go developing the internals of the kernel.

[2] http://www.amazon.com/dp/0672329468


I actually have that book as well. I don't know how I forget to mention it. As I recall, it was bit less dense than the other two.

Would you recommend those books to someone who is just familiar with the Linux command line and knows the basics of C? I want to start understanding the system I use everyday, in depth, but am not sure where to start.

I bought "Beginning Linux Programming" and I think it's a great book for beginner and intermediate C programmers looking to get a deeper knowledge of Linux. A bit basic if you've been working with C for some time tho.

After buying it I found The Linux Programming Interface... and I certainly regretted having bought the former rather than the later. But for beginners I recommend the first.

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