[kwlug-disc] what would look good in a 1-day linux kernel course?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Wed Jul 8 13:25:38 EDT 2009

On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, john at netdirect.ca wrote:

> kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org wrote on 07/08/2009 11:40:24 AM:
> > From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>
> >
> > that i'm updating.  it's already easily a day's worth of content if
> > it's done hands-on, but i'm trying to cram as much as i can in there.
> > are there any topics that folks think absolutely deserve to be in that
> > one day beyond what's already listed, without starting to cross over
> > into a different course topic?
> >
> >   like i said, i've been reworking this to the point where i'm just
> > getting fuzzy and might be missing some appropriate topics.  thanks.
> Some of these may be included in your topics, but just in case:
> Building third party kernel modules and perhaps DKMS.

  a late section will show a simple example of building and loading an
external module, but i think DKMS might be beyond the scope of this

> Kernel tainting.

  probably going to pass on that only because it's unlikely to be a
major issue for the people who would take this course.

> Kernel panics and crashes.

  that will probably have to wait for a followup course as well.

> Patching kernels.

  if you mean patching the source tree, no, i've sort of lost interest
in that.  given bandwidth these days, it's just as easy to either
download a newer tarball or, if you truly want to stay on top of
things, you might as well use git.

> Sysrq.

  yes, that's going in.  it's going to be a challenge to get all of
this in a single day.


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