Linux Kernel Source Code

The Linux Kernel Sources

This section describes where in the Linux kernel sources you should start looking for particular kernel functions.

This section does not depend on a knowledge of the ‘C’ programming language or requires that you have the Linux kernel sources available in order to understand how the Linux kernel works. That said, it is a fruitful exercise to look at the kernel sources to get an in-depth understanding of the Linux operating system. This chapter gives an overview of the kernel sources; how they are arranged and where you might start to look for particular code.