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@ 2007-02-14 14:36 ` Jesper Juhl
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From: Jesper Juhl @ 2007-02-14 14:36 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: RIz Khan
  Cc: kernel-janitors, greg, kpm, gregkh, mathieu.desnoyers, linux-kernel

On 14/02/07, RIz Khan <> wrote:
> Dear Sir/Madam,
> I have an interview at symantec and i need to knw about Linux kernel
> development using C. I have done prgramming in C++ but in windows enviorment
> but i dont kknw nothing about linux and especially about kernel development.
> I would be greatfull if u can tell me something about it and recomend me a
> vry vry basic book.

So you want to learn a new programming language (C), a new operating
system (Linux) and dive into kernel development as well, all at the
same time - that's no small task :)

As for the C language bit, starting with K&R's "The C programming
language, second edition" is not a bad place to start.

As for the linux kernel, "Linux Kernel Development, second edition"by
Robert Love is a good introduction that gives a good overview of most
aspects of the kernel.
You probably also want to read the file Documentation/HOWTO in the
Linux kernel source dir (as well as all the files it refers you to -
an online copy can be read here:;a=blob;f=Documentation/HOWTO

And probably also won't hurt you to read "Linux in a Nutshell" by
Ellen Siever, Aaron Weber & Stephen Figgins if you want a good general
Linux reference.

Jesper Juhl <>
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