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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
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ebook, 202 pages
Published December 14th 2006 by O'Reilly Media (first published January 1st 2006)
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ctwayfarer
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
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Radek
Feb 09, 2013 Radek rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Roman
Aug 06, 2012 Roman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is MUST READ book for any who want to build own custom kernel.
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