Re: Help for a newbie

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Sun Jun 13 2010 - 04:14:58 EST

From: Someone Something <fordhaivat@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 11:32:36PM -0400

> Hello. I am pretty new to the world of kernel hacking and I have a few
> questions. I have gotten myself a copy of Linux Kernel Development by
> robert love and I am also reading parts of the source code. Here are
> my current questions:
> 1) when you write userland apps, you usually include stuff like :
> sys/types.h or errono.h where are all these defined in the linux
> kernel because I would like to add a few syscalls of my own?
> 2) what are some bugs in the kernel that a beginner can fix?
> 3) is there any definitive guide to the kernel that you guys refer
> most newbies to? (like Programming Perl for perl)?
> 4) Where's the linux kernel headed to next? What higher level features
> (i.e. real features, not bug fixes) are going to implemented?
> Thanks a bunch.
> PS it'd be nice if you could CC me in the reply cause I don't think
> I've registered properly is the place you want to start - simply read
it all, cover to cover :)

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