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Understanding the Linux Kernel, 3rd Edition by Marco Cesati, Daniel P. Bovet

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Books on the Linux Kernel

Beck, M., H. Boehme, M. Dziadzka, U. Kunitz, R. Magnus, D. Verworner, and C. Schroter. Linux Kernel Programming (3rd ed.). Addison Wesley, 2002. A hardware-independent book covering the Linux 2.4 kernel.

Benvenuti, Christian. Understanding Linux Network Internals. O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2006. Covers standard networking protocols and the details of Linux implementation, with a focus on layer 2 and 3 activities.

Corbet, J., A. Rubini, and G. Kroah-Hartman. Linux Device Drivers (3rd ed.). O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 2005. A valuable book that is somewhat complementary to this one. It gives plenty of information on how to develop drivers for Linux.

Gorman, M. Understanding the Linux Virtual Memory Manager. Prentice Hall PTR, 2004. Focuses on a subset of the chapters included in this book, namely those related to the Virtual Memory Manager.

Herbert, T. F. The Linux TCP/IP Stack: Networking for Embedded Systems (Networking Series). Charles River Media, 2004. Describes in great details the TCP/IP Linux implementation in the 2.6 kernel.

Love, R. Linux Kernel Development (2nd ed.). Novell Press, 2005. A hardware-independent book covering the Linux 2.6 kernel. Some readers suggest to read it before attacking this book.

Mosberger, D., S. Eranian, and B. Perens. IA-64 Linux Kernel: Design and Implementation. Prentice Hall, Inc., 2002. An excellent description of the hardware-dependent Linux kernel for the Itanium IA-64 microprocessor.

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