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Linux® Kernel Primer, The: A Top-Down Approach for x86 and PowerPC Architectures by Steven Smolski, Gordon Fischer, Claudia Salzberg Rodriguez

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Chapter 2. Exploration Toolkit

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This chapter overviews common Linux coding constructs and describes a number of methods to interface with the kernel. We start by looking at common Linux datatypes used for efficient storage and retrieval of information, coding methods, and basic assembly language. This provides a foundation for the more detailed kernel analysis in the later chapters. We then describe how Linux compiles and links the source code ...

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