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A book-in-progress about the linux kernel and its insides.

The goal is simple - to share my modest knowledge about the insides of the linux kernel and help people who are interested in linux kernel insides, and other low-level subject matter. Feel free to go through the book Start here

Questions/Suggestions: Feel free about any questions or suggestions by pinging me at twitter @0xAX, adding an issue or just drop me an email.

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We have a Google Group mailing list for learning the kernel source code. Here are some instructions about how to use it.


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In order to run your own copy of the book with gitbook within a local container:

  1. Enable Docker experimental features with vim or another text editor
    sudo vim /usr/lib/systemd/system/docker.service

Then add --experimental=true to the end of the ExecStart=/usr/bin/dockerd -H fd:// line and save.

Eg: ExecStart=/usr/bin/dockerd -H fd:// --experimental=true

Then, you need to reload and restart the Docker daemon:

    systemctl daemon-reload
    systemctl restart docker.service
  1. Build container image

    docker image build \
       --rm --squash \
       --label linux-insides \
       --tag linux-insides-book:latest \
       -f Dockerfile .
  2. Create and run book in local container

    docker run \
       --detach \
       --rm \
       -p 4000:4000 \
       --name linux-insides-book \
       --hostname linux-insides-book \
  3. Open your local copy of linux insides book under this url http://localhost:4000


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