horus at larp.com
Tue Aug 17 14:18:03 EDT 1999
I could host it on my server if y'all would like. (Although I primarily
host LARP stuff, I'm breaking into the technical field more and more.. ;) )
At 02:06 PM 08/17/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>That would be great, I'm not too sure on where we could host this, perhaps
>if we got a sponsor... how far are we open to idea ?
>Joe Knapka wrote:
> > Michael Hirsch wrote:
> > >
> > > I've been reading "Linux Kernel Internals" by Beck et al., published
> > > by Addison-Wesley. I'm finding it fairly readable. It only goes up
> > > to 2.0, so it is a bit dated, but a lot better than nothing.
> > >
> > > --
> > > --Michael
> > I have that book, and I've read a great deal of it, but
> > it seems rather more confusing than informative. I think
> > that's because it is rather short on examples in some
> > places. And it is quite out-of-date now.
> > Bach's "The Design of the Unix Operating System" is very
> > good, though not Linux-specific. I think Bach would be
> > a good thing to read before "Linux Kernel Internals."
> > A while ago I started a little WWW project exposing
> > the kernel as I explored it. Since I'm not a kernel
> > expert, it was by no means authoritative, but it
> > seems to me that there are not too many sources of
> > information directed at newcomers to the kernel code.
> > Linux is a great learning tool, but books like "L.K.I"
> > and the "Kernel Hacker's Guide" are directed (either
> > by design or due to the author's unconscious assumptions)
> > at an audience of people who are quite familiar with
> > kernel issues (multiprocessing, hardware interfaces,
> > etc.) I wanted to present both my pre- and mis-conceptions,
> > and the actual state of affairs in the kernel code,
> > so that someone who was scratching their head in
> > the middle of something like "L.K.I." could surf over
> > and go, "Oh, so THIS is what I thought they were
> > saying, but THAT's what's really going on."
> > I had gotten as far as a fairly detailed account of
> > the task-switching mechanism (on Intel hardware) and
> > surrounding machinery before I got distracted by
> > other things.
> > Unfortunately, since I switched from Mindspring
> > to Charter's cable service, I have no place from
> > which to host those pages. (Charter Pipeline's
> > customer support eats pond scum. Fast as hell,
> > but try getting them to set up a web-hosting
> > account...)
> > Perhaps we could, as a group, work on building up
> > a collective set of kernel explore-and-explain
> > WWW pages? Maybe someone could host a Wiki?
> > If a host were available, I'd be willing to
> > start out by posting the pages I have on hand.
> > I would host them on my firewall machine, but
> > unfortunately I don't have a static IP. Any
> > takers?
> > -- Joe Knapka
> > * I speak only for myself, except when the little transceiver
> > * at the base of my skull is activated...
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