mpthompson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 14:38:10 EDT 2015
> I'm working on trying to teach myself C and was wondering if you had any
> kernel specific recommendations. I started the eudyptula challenge but
> so far it seems to be mostly learning the standards and whatnot. Are
> there any kernel/C books or online tutorials you guys think would help?
As others mention, using the Linux kernel to come up to speed with C is the
wrong approach. If you have a strong desire to learn kernel programming
concepts while coming up to speed on C, I would suggest getting the latest
book on Xinu, buying an Intel Galileo board and working your way through
that book. Xinu is what I cut my teeth on 25 years ago and I remember it
being a terrific learning environment. Xinu is not Linux (or Unix), but
for starting at the ground level all the concepts will map over when you
are ready to tackle Linux kernel work.
Information for Xinu can be found here: http://www.xinu.cs.purdue.edu/
Good luck on your learning...
On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 10:17 AM, Greg KH <greg at kroah.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 06, 2015 at 10:43:46AM -0700, Joris Bolsens wrote:
> > Hey list,
> > I'm working on trying to teach myself C and was wondering if you had any
> > kernel specific recommendations. I started the eudyptula challenge but
> > so far it seems to be mostly learning the standards and whatnot. Are
> > there any kernel/C books or online tutorials you guys think would help?
> Don't learn C with kernel code, please take a few years really learning
> the language in userspace, with one of the other thousands of other
> userspace programs that could use help that are written in C.
> Good luck,
> greg k-h
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