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OK introduction, but out of date
on 28 October 1998
If you want an introduction on how the Linux kernel works, this book does an OK job, though the information is slightly out-of-date for Linux 2.0 and inadequate for recent 2.1 kernels. However, it wants to teach how to write device drivers, and here it falls far from its goal. When writing a Linux device driver, there is a "how", but there is, perhaps more important, a "how _not_" (for instance, don't do noninterruptible blocking system calls) which are either glossed over, or done wrong in the examples.