If you want to take a look to a *NIX kernel POSIX complaint, try Minix
it was created specifically to be use like a resource for students, I
studied this kernel in my degree in Computer Science in Seville to learn
concepts like threads, semaphores and other things.
The only problem is the different design, microkernel in Minix vs.
monolithic in Linux but to start to learn and understand this concepts, I
think is enough.
2008/1/9, Brian Foster <blf at utvinternet.ie>:
>> | Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 12:58:53 -0000 (UTC)
> | Subject: Re: [ILUG] Re: System programming POSIX
> | From: james at mccarthyism.net> | To: ilug at linux.ie> |
> | Thanks, this looks like a great place to start.
>> systems programming ≠ kernel (or driver) programming.
> kernel/driver programming ≠ writing POSIX compliant code.
> kernel/driver implements _part_ of POSIX.
> systems programming _uses_ API exported by kernel/driver.
>> in addition to the highly recommended Stevens books,
> two older books on POSIX(.1) compliant programming
> specifically are:
>> Fred Zlotnick,
> "The POSIX.1 Standard - A Programmer's Guide",
> Benjamin-Cummings, 1991, ISBN 0-8053-9605-5
>> Donald Lewine,
> "POSIX Programmer's Guide - Writing Portable UNIX Programs",
> O'Reilly, 1991, ISBN 0-937175-73-0
>> I'm not too keen on the Lewine book (the better known
> of the two). I found it verbose, full of errors, and
> seem to recall it was a tad superfical.
>> I've no idea if there are newer versions than the
> 1991(!) editions listed above.
>> |[ ... ] I'm starting to learn some C Linux system programming (POSIX
> | >> compliant).
> | >>
> | >> Anyone recommend a good starting resource for this?
> | >>
> | >> Is the kernel source a good place to start [ ... ]
> | >
> | > I'd say use 2.6, and check out the /Documentation directory. Also
> for a
> | > downloadable book, try Linux Device Drivers Version 3 [ ... ]
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