Linux Internals (Application Development)

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9780072125986: Linux Internals (Application Development)

-- Providing in-depth coverage of the source-code internals of Linux, this book gives a high-level explanation of how this operating system works and the knowledge needed to program and run it optimally.
-- With a thorough knowledge of kernel programming and OS theory, readers will get the following:
-- Performance and Tuning issues discussed, measured and explained
-- Crisis-avoiding strategies for busy servers explained in detail
-- Variations of different Linux versions are explained
-- CD-ROM with code from the book and sample kernel enhancements
-- Written by an expert active in the development of KhaOS, a secure version of Linux.

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An Insider's Guide to the Linux Kernel!

Today, millions use Linux as their operating system of choice. And although all Linux distributions include source-code, few people understand the inner workings of kernel programming. As more companies begin to rely on Linux for solutions, administrators and programmers need to optimize system performance to keep critical business functions running smoothly. Linux Internals, is a comprehensive insider's guide to kernel programming and OS theory. Written by recognized Linux expert, Moshe Bar, Linux Internals covers in detail core concepts of the Linux kernel, including the latest version 2.4. Including revealing commentary and enhancement suggestions, this book will give readers a thorough knowledge of Linux design principles and the process model.

Includes in-depth coverage of:


-Factors affecting performance, with measurements and explanations
-Sample kernel enhancements
-Variations between different Linux versions
-Crisis-avoiding strategies for busy servers
-Installation and tuning issues

And the CD-ROM contains the latest in kernel enhancements, which can incorporated into the server kernel. For experienced Linux users and busy professionals wanting to plan and implement powerful Linux-based solutions, this is the most insightful and important reference available.

On the CD-ROM:

The latest Linux kernels including, the 2.3.51 and 2.3.99-pre4 file system updates, kernel core updates, and numerous network driver updates.

About the Author:

Moshe Bar (Milan, Italy) is the Linux columnist for Byte.com and one of the creators of Kha0s, a secure version of Linux. H is also a regular columnist for Linux Journal and contributes to Dr. Dobbs.

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