Excellent for getting into the kernel in order to customise it. Written understandably.,
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This review is from: Essential Linux Device Drivers (Prentice Hall Open Source Software Development) (Hardcover)
I have a mentality that I can think out very complex logic, but have difficulty 'speaking geek'. Therefore my very high rating may not be shared by all. However, the background information as to how the Linux kernel is structured in its massive number of files is presented in English rather than geek. It explains in a practical way what to do to modify the kernel at all. I found it a self contained , not leaving the reader 'high and dry'. It may be heavy going, but to try and grasp and 'get into' such a big piece of ever changing software is inevitably that. To try and 'gloss over' issues would be false economy if modification made are to be stable and work as intended. Therefore I am grateful the necessary groundwork is properly tackled. Time wise, I have a long way to go before embedding Linux into any product of mine, but I feel with this book when I get there it will be a product to be proud of rather than a half understood fudge. It obviously concentrates on the areas most likely to need customisation. Therefore the book certainly suites me, and I highly recommend it to anyone thinking of producing a Linux modification.
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