How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know

How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know

Brian Ward


Unlike a few working platforms, Linux does not attempt to disguise the $64000 bits from you—it offers complete keep watch over of your computing device. yet to really grasp Linux, you want to comprehend its internals, like how the procedure boots, how networking works, and what the kernel truly does.

In this thoroughly revised moment version of the perennial top vendor How Linux Works, writer Brian Ward makes the options in the back of Linux internals obtainable to a person interested in the interior workings of the working approach. within, you will find the type of wisdom that regularly comes from years of expertise doing issues the challenging manner. you are going to learn:

  • How Linux boots, from boot loaders to init implementations (systemd, Upstart, and method 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 jot down powerful shell scripts

You'll additionally discover the kernel and look at key method projects inside of person house, together with process calls, enter and output, and filesystems. With its blend of heritage, thought, real-world examples, and sufferer factors, How Linux Works will educate you what you must be aware of to unravel pesky difficulties and take keep an eye on of your working system.

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