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    SubjectRe: In great need
    I am a newbie/wannabe kernel hacker too :). 

    Here are the steps I plan to take:

    [1] Take an Operating Systems class (or read through the
    syllabus materials).
    [2] Write a small operating system (to learn the stuff
    that OS courses/books don't teach... for example, it
    took me a while to realize where the BIOS loads the
    MBR... thank god lilo is open source).
    [3] Learn a little about hardware and hardware
    standards like PCI, PCMCIA, ACPI, USB, etc.
    [4] Read Oreilly's "Understanding the Linux Kernel".
    [5] Read the linux-kernel FAQ and archives
    [6] Read (No Posting!)
    [7] Read linux source code
    [8] Read (Post at Will!!)
    [9] Identify an area of need
    [10] Write code
    [11] Sacrifice a virgin pigeon and drink milk of an
    albino goat....

    You are now a kernel hacker.

    I'm at step 2... perhaps as I go further a few of the
    steps will disappear :). Just my $0.02.

    Patrick Ouellet wrote:
    > Hi to you all great Linux Kernel maintainers.
    > As a follower of linux for a couple of years now
    > I wanted to go deeper into the madness,
    > so I said to myself, why no go as deep as you
    > can and get yourself into the Kernel.
    > My simple question is this:
    > Were should I start.
    > I would like to have a nice overview of the kernel
    > something that would help me understand all the part
    > of the kernel and how they work toghether.
    > If anyone could tell me where I could get
    > such information.. I would be pleased.
    > Thanx to you all and keep up the good work.
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