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Roberto Arcomano berto@bertolinux.com

v0.7, March 26, 2003

This document tries to explain some things about the Linux Kernel, such as the most important components, how they work, and so on. This HOWTO should help prevent the reader from needing to browse all the kernel source files searching for the"right function," declaration, and definition, and then linking each to the other. You can find the latest version of this document at http://www.bertolinux.com If you have suggestions to help make this document better, please submit your ideas to me at the following address: berto@bertolinux.com

1. Introduction

2. Syntax used

3. Fundamentals

4. Linux Startup

5. Linux Peculiarities

6. Linux Multitasking

7. Linux Memory Management

8. Linux Networking

9. Linux File System

10. Useful Tips

11. 80386 specific details

12. IRQ

13. Utility functions

14. Static variables

15. Glossary

16. Links

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