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The Kernel Newbie Corner: Your First Loadable Kernel Module, Part Deux

Jul 02, 2009, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Day)

"Note that, unlike installing the official kernel development package we mentioned last time, you don't need root privilege to simply dump a kernel source tree somewhere under your home directory. And you can make that last git clone argument any name you want for the destination directory.

"(If you can't use git for some reason, a reasonably recent tarball will work just as well. It's just cooler to use git.)

"Now go get a tree. I'll wait.

"NOTE: We'll still be building our modules against the installed kernel development package. Your personal source tree is strictly for educational purposes, at least for now."

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