Re: [RFC] linux class diagrams

From: Erik Mouw (J.A.K.Mouw@ITS.TUDelft.NL)
Date: Wed Feb 28 2001 - 19:23:54 EST

On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 05:47:55PM +0700, wrote:
> hah, i forgot the url.
> it's at

Nice. Can we copy them on They might be useful
for others as well.

> #kernelnewbies have not much help, or they all live in
> different time zone.

I think you're wrong on that. Having different timezones means that
there are kernel hackers all around the clock on #kernelnewbies.

> i just wanna know how people look at the kernel at design
> level. is it describeable in uml, etc.

Then the best way is to talk to people. You might as well do that on
IRC :)


> On Tue, 27 Feb 2001, Erik Mouw wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 09:54:54PM +0700, wrote:
> > > i put some gifs describing linux. they're in uml.
> > > linux doesn't have class, so i tried to capture every
> > > struct (struct is kinda class in c++) related to task_struct.
> > >
> > > why? it's a school project. but it turned out to be a help to
> > > understand the kernel. maybe the kernel could use more object
> > > oriented design, like the inode?
> > >
> > > anyway, i need some pointers and comments.
> >
> > Well, is a good starting point for
> > information, but we are always open for better/more information. Just
> > drop by on the #kernelnewbies IRC channel.

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of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems,
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