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Linux System Programming by Robert Love
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Oct 13, 11

bookshelves: non-fiction, technical
Read in October, 2011

A wonderful way to dive into systems programming and start getting a handle on the standard things the kernel does for you. Though Linux is in the title, Robert Love does a good job of covering the commonalities and departures from other unix-like systems out there. Parts of the book read a bit too much like man pages (I tended to mostly skip the paragraph long descriptions of each possible errno that can be set by each new call - that'd be useful as a reference, but not on your initial read-through. On the other hand, the examples (of which there are plenty) really help in getting a concrete (and practical) understanding of what the calls do.
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