Re: LINUX Kernel Internals

Mike McCann (
Mon, 10 Mar 1997 07:34:44 -0500 (EST)

Does anyone have an ISBN number for this book ?

Mike McCann KB2FMG

On Fri, 7 Mar 1997, Tom Dailey wrote:

> I am a systems programmer trying to become familiar with LINUX
> internals. I just finished looking over a book mentioned on this
> mailing list, entitled LINUX Kernel Internals. The book seems well
> organized and well written. On cursory inspection, I found chapters on
> all of the major subsystems that I would expect in any internals
> book on a contemporary UNIX-like operating system. Then I read the
> preface. This book is based on version 1.2.0 (slackware). I am currently
> using version 2.0.27. Clearly, there are differences between the two
> versions. There might well be entirely new subsystems in the newer
> kernel. My question is this: Have any of the major subsystems covered in
> the book changed so radically that the book's coverage is of no (or
> negative) value?
> The book costs $45. I would love to enrich the authors for providing
> such a possibly valuable document, but is it still valuable?
> Any advice would be appreciated,
> Tom Dailey