How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know (2nd by Brian Ward

By Brian Ward

In contrast to a few working structures, Linux doesn't attempt to conceal the $64000 bits from you-it supplies complete regulate of your laptop. yet to actually grasp Linux, you must comprehend its internals, like how the process boots, how networking works, and what the kernel really does.

In this thoroughly revised moment variation of the perennial most sensible vendor How Linux Works, writer Brian Ward makes the suggestions in the back of Linux internals available to a person excited about the interior workings of the working method. within, you'll locate the type of wisdom that mostly comes from years of expertise doing issues the challenging means. You'll learn:

  • How Linux boots, from boot loaders to init implementations (systemd, Upstart, and procedure V)
  • How the kernel manages units, gadget drivers, and processes
  • How networking, interfaces, firewalls, and servers work
  • How improvement instruments paintings and relate to shared libraries
  • How to put in writing powerful shell scripts

You'll additionally discover the kernel and consider key method projects within consumer house, together with approach calls, enter and output, and filesystems. With its blend of history, idea, real-world examples, and sufferer motives, How Linux Works will educate you what you must recognize to resolve pesky difficulties and take keep an eye on of your working method.

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