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Linux: Embedded Development by Chris Simmonds, Alex González, Alexandru Vaduva

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Delving into the features of the Linux kernel

This section will introduce a number of features available inside the Linux kernel. It will also cover information about each of them, how they are used, what they represent, and any other relevant information regarding each specific functionality. The presentation of each feature familiarizes you with the main role of some of the features available inside the Linux kernel, as well as the Linux kernel and its source code in general.

On a more general note, some of the most valuable features that the Linux kernel has are as follows:

  • Stability and reliability
  • Scalability
  • Portability and hardware support
  • Compliance with standards
  • Interoperability between various standards
  • Modularity
  • Ease of programming
  • Comprehensive ...

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