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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2005

    independent of Novell

    [A review of the 2ND EDITION 2005.] You should find this to be a graceful description of what it means to change the linux kernel. Love goes into enough detail to give practical guidance with code mods. But he also writes clearly of the reasons behind the various kernel operations. The choice of using the current 2.6 kernel means this book may be more relevant than earlier linux kernel texts. A point of some amusement is the table of supported linux architectures. Surely some of these will be exiting the stage soon. Who is going to keep developing linux for the DEC Alpha or the 32 bit MIPS? Don't be put off by the Novell logo on the cover. Love works for them and they approved the book. But in going through it, there seems to be no pro-Novell slant. It may also be that Novell is trying to burnish its open source credibility with books like this.

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