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From: Branko Badrljica <brankob@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-kernel@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-kernel] Re: [gentoo-dev] Looking for help with kernel maintenance
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 13:27:04
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-kernel] Re: [gentoo-dev] Looking for help with kernel maintenance by Daniel Drake
1 Daniel Drake wrote:
2 > Nicolas Sebrecht wrote:
3 >> Does someone knows a good general (and free) documentation where to
4 >> start ?
5 >
6 > For working with the internals, specifically driver-side stuff and the
7 > mechanisms you need to write drivers, this book is really good (and
8 > free):
9 >
10 >
11 > I'm also fond of this book which complements LDD3 nicely (it talks
12 > about the scheduler, memory management, and a lot of other non-driver
13 > stuff which LDD3 purposefully omits):
14 >
15 > It's not free though.
16 >
17 > Daniel
18 >
20 After reading/skimming "essentials" and "kernel drivers", my favourite
21 way is to use Code::Blocks, make an empty project and then recursively
22 import all the kernel sources into it.
23 It is big pile of source and import takes a few minutes, but being able
24 to browse, search and jump effotlessly through the tree more than makes
25 it wortwhile.
27 Caveat: C::B will crash during the import phase if during that time
28 there is other program that significantly loads CPUs or if user
29 generates gtk events by clicking on the program window.
30 I suspect the cause for this in wxGTK, but haven't been able to pinpoint
31 it. It's good enough for me at this time...


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Re: [gentoo-kernel] Re: [gentoo-dev] Looking for help with kernel maintenance Nicolas Sebrecht <nicolas.s-dev@×××××××.net>