Books Regarding Linux Kernel

Aruna Hewapathirane aruna.hewapathirane at
Mon Feb 22 11:02:24 EST 2016

Hi Anil,

The book 'Linux Programming Interface' by Michael Kerrisk who is the Linux
man-pages maintainer is full of useful examples and the breadth and depth
of its coverage is remarkable.

When it comes to networking there is a book 'Linux Kernel Networking:
Implementation and Theory' by Rami Rosen that is comprehensive and through.

It helps immensely once you understand the 'subsystems' first. This will

That being said if you truly want to 'understand' the kernel the best way
is to start building your own and the best documentation I have found is
the source itself :)

Good luck !


On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 12:56 AM, Anil Nair <anilcoll90 at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Can anyone suggest any good book for understanding the Linux Kernel?
> Are these books enough for understanding workings of Linux Kernel?
> 1.Linux Kernel in a Nutshell
> 2.Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition
> 3.Linux Kernel Development (3rd Edition)
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> Regards,
> Anil Nair
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