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Linux Kernel in a Nutshell

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Written by a leading developer and maintainer of the Linux kernel, "Linux Kernel in a Nutshell" is a comprehensive overview of kernel configuration and building, a critical task for Linux users and administrators.

No distribution can provide a Linux kernel that meets all users' needs. Computers big and small have special requirements that require reconfiguring and rebuildin
ebook, 202 pages
Published December 14th 2006 by O'Reilly Media (first published January 1st 2006)
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This book is absolutely charming to read. Crystal clear and precise language. For the enthusiast, needs about 6 hours to finish cover to cover. Finding the necessary drivers and kernel modules while attempting to compile a custom kernel is the hairiest bit for any newbie. The author lists out a coherent strategy to do this and provides handy appendices at the end for kernel compilation configuration options. Also included are GRUB boot options for troubleshooting.

With the knowledge I gleaned on
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 in-depth description of kernel configuration and ways of customizing it.

The second part of the book lists different boot-time options to the kernel, it's build system options (i.e., the build targets), and some important configuration options. It acts as a reference.

Even though some bits might be a
This is MUST READ book for any who want to build own custom kernel.
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