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Linux kernel programming

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by twinkleBell, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. twinkleBell

    twinkleBell Thread Starter

    Jun 12, 2003

    i am doing this grp project on real-time programming and i m using linux as my OS.

    realised that for my part, i have to create two level of programming mainly:
    level 1: user level
    level 2: RTAI (Real-time application interface) which i understand means i have to write to the kernel.

    i only have v basic c programming, hence i hope that someone will explain to me what's special abt kernel programming for linux.

  2. aspicer


    Sep 17, 2003
    U R ver e good at abbrev's. Linux uses standard "C" libraries, usuall GNU Lib C (GLIBC). I can't help you with real-time programming in Linux or the kernel. But there are very good how-to's on (e.g. www.tldp.org). The "The Linux Kernel Module Programming Guide" might be interesting. I remember there was a Kernel Hackers Guide as well.

    I also just found a link to a free online book, Linux Programming, on:


    Check it out ...

    The Linux Kernel is very special, as you will find out, as it hooks into everything ... it is the CORE of everything. There is a special filesystem called the PROC (The /proc File System) which provides hooks into a lot of things. Systems Administrators often tweak System settings through the PROC filesystem.

    Red Hat Linux also provides some manuals/guides on:


    Good Luck on your Project!
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