[kwlug-disc] final form of proposed online kernel programmering course

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Tue Jun 8 14:15:55 EDT 2010


On Tue, 8 Jun 2010, Chris Irwin wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 10:38, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
> > On Tue, 8 Jun 2010, Chris Irwin wrote:
> >> Will you be covering debugging kernel issues as well?
> >
> >  to some extent, yes.  i want to emphasize that this is a course
> > for *beginners* so there will definitely be a limit as to how far
> > i'm going to push each topic.  i'm sure everyone who takes the
> > course will have their own gripe about the fact that i didn't
> > cover precisely what they wanted but that's life.
>
> I'm a beginner. The only bit I know of kernel development I learned
> from some guy at the 2007 Ontario Linuxfest :)

  probably some total lame-o who had no idea what he was talking
about.  oh, wait ...

> >  and i was just chatting with a colleague this morning who
> > suggested that a course in nothing but kernel debugging would, in
> > fact, be a viable followup course.  but there will be *some* basic
> > debugging techniques in this first course.
>
> This sounds fine to me. Basic debugging is all that is needed at
> this stage.

  there will definitely be some basic debugging.  in fact, over the
course of the morning, things have gotten considerably more
interesting.

  i started out with the idea of just teaching a course online and
making a few bucks.  as of this afternoon, i'm chatting with "linux
kernel development" author robert love about incorporating his
upcoming LKD (3ed) into the courseware -- that's the book for which
i'm the technical editor.

  suddenly, some very cool people would like to get involved.  this is
a promising development.

rday

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