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    On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 11:16:04PM +0300, Halil Demirezen wrote:
    > I have started to be interested in developing kernels code in a such way .
    > But i am interested in the network source codes .. Do i have to know all
    > kernel code or just the network section to be a devoloper for the kernel-
    > network section-

    i don't think anyone really knows "all" kernel code. have you looked at
    just how much code there is? certainly you should try to understand as
    much of the "core" code as possible, as that part is reasonably small
    and important. the rest is either architecture-specific stuff (i386,
    sparc), major subsystems (networking, vfs), or drivers (eepro100,
    serial).

    whats important is gaining a general understanding of how things are
    done/what to watch out for in linux kernelville. for example if you
    want to write a network card driver you'd look at how an existing
    driver[1] interacts with the rest of the kernel and use that as an
    example. same can be said everywhere else.

    hope that helps,

    j.

    [1] picking the right example is an exercise in itself, maybe look at
    http://kerneljanitor.org/ for some idea of what could be a bad
    example


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