3.0 out of 5 stars
Good book but not a good approach, July 5 2002
This book is definitely very good introduction to Linux kernel.
But the approach used in this book is not good.
I recommend it as reference material.
In my opinion, to teach S/W, the best way is
showing Data structures and how each data structure is related each other
in a big picture.
All you need to say is problem description, objective and data structure used to solve the problem and bried mechanism if necessary. In doing so, you don't have to say much. Just a few pictures are enough.
But this book tries to explain some codes in words.
This is not good, boring and even frustrating. Instead, the authors should have excerpted actual source codes.Most chapters are written this way, so for newbies, this will be really boring.
This is a good reference for existing code not a good introduction to kernel components.