Learning things

Jeff Haran Jeff.Haran at citrix.com
Mon Apr 6 13:14:09 EDT 2015

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From: kernelnewbies-bounces at kernelnewbies.org [mailto:kernelnewbies-bounces at kernelnewbies.org] On Behalf Of Joris Bolsens
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2015 10:07 AM
To: Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
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Subject: Re: Learning things

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In that case do you have any general recommendations? Or is there some sort of project that covers most of the basics? I learn best by doing and most stuff I found online goes pretty slow and is a bit boring :/

Thanks a ton

On 04/06/2015 10:02 AM, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:43:46 -0700, Joris Bolsens said:
>> I'm working on trying to teach myself C and was wondering if you had 
>> any kernel specific recommendations.
> Don't bother trying until you have an actual good working knowledge of 
> C.
> Work in userspace where your screw-ups just take the process out, not 
> the entire system, until stuff like a SIGSEGV becomes a rarity.
> *THEN* start considering kernel work.

A google search on "open source projects written in c" yielded this:


Jeff Haran

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