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Hacking the Linux Kernel

Jakub Jelinek, jj@ultra.linux.cz

27 Apr 1998


This is a paper for a tutorial held at Linux seminary on faculty of Math and Physics of the Charles University and at LinuxExpo 1998 conference held in Durham, NC, USA, on some aspects of developing the Linux kernel.

This paper is available in HTML, in LinuxDOC SGML and in Postscript.


1. Introduction

2. The Linux kernel tree layout

3. Differences between kernel and userland hacking

4. Kernel execution types

5. Accessing user space

6. Timers

7. SMP, multiple architectures

8. Kernel modules

9. Initialization

10. How to get kernel


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