For those unaware, Oracle laid off ~ all Solaris tech staff yesterday in a classic silent EOL of the product. https://t.co/ibs2REGRmj
— Simon Phipps (@webmink) September 2, 2017
“Linux Inside” is a book-in-progress about the Linux kernel and its internals. You can read it online or download as a PDF. It’s also available in several languages. Some of the things that you’ll find inside are:
- The boot process
- System calls
- Timers and time management
- Synchronization primitives
- Memory management
- Data structures in the Linux kernel
- … and more.
Julia Evans, who blogs about her programming endeavors, now also draws simple, note-like sketches on a variety of the computer and programming related subjects. Those are great as kick memory refreshers or reminders for “I wanted to learn more about that” kind of things. Here’s her take on pipes, for example:
Worth an RSS subscription!
Here is a quick overview of the Linux Boot Process, if you are a little rusty. After all, it’s not every day that you need to look into, troubleshoot or adjust the boot process of a Linux box. This might come handy before your next SysAdmin job interview too.
Computer Science from the Bottom Up — A free, online book designed to teach computer science from the bottom end up. Topics covered include binary and binary logic, operating systems internals, toolchain fundamentals and system library fundamentals.