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32BitsOnline: Linux Programming White Paper: is it worth your reading?

Apr 10, 2000, 22:24 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Bischoff)

"The Linux Programming White Papers, ISBN 1-57610-473-7, a collection of five books from the Linux Documentation Project (LDP), is published by the Coriolis group and is available for $24.99."

"Book II, The Linux Kernel Module Programming Guide, was by far the best programming book in this collection. Ori Pomerantz is a great technical author, and it shines through with his book. There were plenty of code samples (that were very nicely commented) and plenty of text to follow the code. The book starts off with the basics of module design and then leads you into making modules you might actually use: rewiring the system call "open" so that it logs all calls to it, for example."

"Book III, The Linux Programmer's Guide, is a joke (and a very old joke, too, remaining dormant since 1996). This book contains twelve chapters and nine of these chapters are a single page long (front side only). However, the chapter on "Interprocess Communication" and "Character Cell Graphics" are very excellent tutorials and reference material. If the other nine chapters weren't there, I'd consider this an excellent (albeit short) text."

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