Linux Kernel Resources

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This page has references to various kernel resources (web sites and mailing lists) for developers. Most of this information was gathered over a year ago, and may not be accurate.

/\ Note: You should always look at the kernel MAINTAINERS file for up-to-date information


main (x86) kernel

   - web site = http://www.kernel.org/
   - Linus' Git Repository

Mailing List (lkml)

Item Link
List E-mail Address linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subscriptions (List Home) http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Archives (Aims Group) http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel
Archives (lkml.org) http://lkml.org/
Archives (as a Google group) http://www.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&group=linux.kernel
Archives (at Indiana University) http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/
Google search of Ind. Univ. archives of LKML Search
Summaries - (Kernel Traffic) http://kt.zork.net/kernel-traffic/index.html
Latest summary latest kernel-traffic issue

Repository access

Item Link
www.kernel.org http://www.kernel.org/git/

News

- Linux Weekly News, Kernel page - http://lwn.net/Kernel/

Changelog

Architecture Sites

MIPS

   - web site = http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/Main_Page
   - mailing list = http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/Net_Resources#Mailing_lists
   - Maintainer = Ralph Baechle
   - there's an alternate site on Source Forge
       - the site is: http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-mips
       - Note that this is used for experimental stuff that hasn't been merged
         into the official mips tree by Ralph Baechle
   

ARM

   - web site = http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
   - cvs access = http://cvs.arm.linux.org.uk/
   - mailing list = http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/armlinux/mailinglists.php
       - wiki = http://www.linux-arm.org/
   - Maintainer = Russell King

PowerPC

   - web site = http://penguinppc.org/
   - mailing lists = http://penguinppc.org/about/community.php#lists
   - Git repository = kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/paulus/powerpc.git
   - Maintainer = Paul Mackerras
   - Power Macintosh Maintainer = Benjamin Herrenschmidt
   - cross-compiler mini-howto: http://penguinppc.org/embedded/cross-compiling/
   See the following for information on different linuxppc source trees available:
   http://www.penguinppc.org/dev/kernel.shtml

SuperH (SH)

   - web site = http://www.linux-sh.org/
   - Git repository = kernel.org:/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/lethal/sh-2.6.git
   - mailing list address = linux-sh@vger.kernel.org
   - mailing list page = http://vger.kernel.org/vger-lists.html#linux-sh
   - mailing list archives = http://news.gmane.org/gmane.linux.ports.sh.devel
       - wiki = http://linux-sh.org/shwiki/FrontPage
   - Maintainer = Paul Mundt


Documentation

Online

- Rusty Russell's "Unreliable Guide to Locking" - http://kernelbook.sourceforge.net/kernel-locking.html
- Embedded Linux kernel and driver development - http://free-electrons.com/training/drivers
- Linux USB drivers - http://free-electrons.com/articles/linux-usb

Books

  • Linux Kernel Development by Robert Love
    • Good introduction to Linux kernel development
  • Linux Device Drivers by Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini, and Greg Kroah-Hartman
  • Essential Linux Device Drivers by Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran
    • Introduction to driver development for major subsystems
  • Professional Linux Kernel Architecture by Wolfgang Mauerer
    • Introduction to the architecture, concepts and algorithms of the Linux kernel
  • Understanding the Linux Kernel by Daniel Bovet and Marco Cesati
    • Guided tour of the code that forms the core of all Linux operating systems
  • Linux Kernel in a Nutshell by Greg Kroah-Hartman

Cross-reference / code online