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1. Introduction

1.1 Introduction

This HOWTO tries to define how parts of the Linux Kernel work, what are the main functions and data structures used, and how the "wheel spins". You can find the latest version of this document at http://www.bertolinux.com If you have suggestions to help make this document better, please submit your ideas to me at the following address: berto@bertolinux.comCode used within this document refers to the Linux Kernel version 2.4.x, which is the last stable kernel version at time of writing this HOWTO.

1.2 Copyright

Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002 Roberto Arcomano. This document is free; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This document is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You can get a copy of the GNU GPL here

1.3 Translations

If you want to translate this document you are free to do so. However, you will need to do the following:

  1. Check that another version of the document doesn't already exist at your local LDP
  2. Maintain all 'Introduction' sections (including 'Introduction', 'Copyright', 'Translations' , 'Credits').

Warning! You don't have to translate TXT or HTML file, you have to modify LYX file, so that it is possible to convert it all other formats (TXT, HTML, RIFF, etc.): to do that you can use "LyX" application you download from http://www.lyx.org.

No need to ask me to translate! You just have to let me know (if you want) about your translation.

Thank you for your translation!

1.4 Credits

Thanks to Linux Documentation Project for publishing and uploading my document quickly.

Thanks to Klaas de Waal for his suggestions.


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