A little bit about a linux kernel
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
We have a Google Group mailing list for learning the kernel source code. Here are some instructions about how to use it.
Send an email with any subject/content to
If you have Google account, you can also open the archive page and click Apply to join group. You will be approved automatically.
Just send emails to
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In order to run your own copy of the book with gitbook within a local container:
bash 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:
bash systemctl daemon-reload systemctl restart docker.service
Build container image
bash docker image build \ --rm --squash \ --label linux-insides \ --tag linux-insides-book:latest \ -f Dockerfile .
Create and run book in local container
bash docker run \ --detach \ --rm \ -p 4000:4000 \ --name linux-insides-book \ --hostname linux-insides-book \ linux-insides-book
Open your local copy of linux insides book under this url http://localhost:4000
Feel free to create issues or pull-requests if you have any problems.
Please read CONTRIBUTING.md before pushing any changes.
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