Kernel developer proccess

Valentin Vidić vvidic at
Tue Apr 25 14:32:02 EDT 2023

On Wed, Mar 22, 2023 at 01:20:45AM +0200, Panagiotis Filippakopoulos wrote:
> Hello. I would like to ask, what your advise would be to a person that
> wants to get in the kernel development industry, without having a coputer
> science degree. I attended some classes for computer science, but due to
> some difficulties i left after the first semester. During that time we
> learned a little bit about operating systems and the basics of programming.
> Is learning operating systems C and Assembly, for a specific architecture,
> (e.g. x86) a good start? What should my steps be after that? Thank you in
> advance.

I think it will take a lot of time and work. To check if you really want
to do it here is a recent article:

Try to read and understand it. It links to some code, so try to read and
understand that too. If you get stuck on something, do some research and
ask questions. After that you should have a better idea if you like it
and want to continue.


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