A Beginner's Guide to Linux Kernel Development (LFD103) Free Course
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Learn how to become a Linux kernel developer and contributor.
This free course introduces developers to the Linux kernel development process and teaches the explicit and implicit “rules of the road”. It covers configuring a development system, git basics, writing kernel patches, testing patches, writing commit logs, sending patches, and working on feedback from the kernel community.
This course is addressed to individuals interested in learning to become Linux kernel developers and contributors.
What you’ll learn:
Select and configure your development system
Overview of Linux Kernel repositories and releases
Git basics – checking out kernel repositories and working with them
Build your first kernel and install it
Linux kernel Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct
Linux Kernel Enforcement Statement
Write kernel patches and test them
How to communicate with the kernel community (do’s and don’ts)
Who and how to send patches (chekcpatch.pl and get_maintainers.pl)
Re-work patches and act on feedback from reviewers.
Ch 1. Course Introduction
Ch 2. Linux Kernel Development Process
Ch 3. Patches
Ch 4. Working with the Linux Kernel Community
Ch 5. Configuring Your Development System
Ch 6. Exploring Linux Kernel Sources
Ch 7. Building and Installing Your First Kernel
Ch 8. Writing Your First Kernel Patch
Ch 9. Getting Your Patch Ready and Sending It
Ch 10. Kernel and Driver Building, Loading and Dependencies