Linux Kernel in a Nutshell

Year:2014 Pages:200



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.Linux Kernel in a Nutshell covers the entire range of kernel tasks, starting with downloading the source and making sure that the kernel is in sync with the versions of the tools you need. In addition to configuration and installation steps, the book offers reference material and discussions of related topics such as control of kernel options at runtime.
Author(s): Greg Kroah-Hartman


  • Introduction
  • Requirements for building and using the kernel
  • Retrieving the kernel source
  • Configuring and Building
  • Installing and Booting From a Kernel
  • Upgrading a kernel
  • Customizing a Kernel
  • Kernel Configuration Recipes
  • Kernel Boot Command-line Parameter Reference
  • Kernel Build Command-line Reference
  • Kernel Configuration Option Reference


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