[ILUG-BOM] Training in Linux kernel internals and programming

Shakthi Kannan shakthimaan@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Mon Oct 23 19:26:28 IST 2006


Hi,

My thoughts below:

--- Jojumon Kavalan <joju at cdacmumbai.in> wrote:
> members should go through Linux
> kernel code to understand 
> the kernel internals, 

This is what you will be doing most of the time when
doing device driver/kernel development in the
Free/Libre/Open Source community.

If you have to be current in what is happening, you
will have to interact with developers in the mailing
lists and on IRC - not in classrooms. 

Developers are from different parts of the world, so
these are the most important means of
communication/learning.

Nobody is going to teach you about recent patches
updated to the kernel source tree. It is up to you to
use the source and learn. Yes, it is challenging and
not everybody's bread.

There is also documentation in the Linux kernel
sources, Documentation/ directory.

> And that is
> inevitable when
> the experts leave the organisation for more
> lucrative jobs! :)

You are still in a cathedral organizational work
environment. You need to come out of that.

You can still contact developers for help/guidance on
IRC and mailing lists. That is why I emphasize that
you must first participate in the community, get to
know how they work and learn.

Regards,

SK

--
Shakthi Kannan
http://www.shakthimaan.com

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