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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. Using this book

  2. Chapter 2 Requirements for building and using the kernel

    1. Tools to build the kernel

    2. Tools to use the kernel

  3. Chapter 3 Retrieving the kernel source

    1. What tree to use

    2. Where to find the kernel source

    3. What to do with the source

  4. Chapter 4 Configuring and Building

    1. Creating a configuration

    2. Modifying the configuration

    3. Building the kernel

    4. Advanced building options

  5. Chapter 5 Installing and Booting From a Kernel

    1. Using a Distribution's Installation Scripts

    2. Installing By Hand

    3. Modifying the Bootloader For the New Kernel

  6. Chapter 6 Upgrading a kernel

    1. Download the new source

    2. Applying the patch

    3. Reconfigure the kernel

    4. Can't this be automated?

  7. Chapter 7 Customizing a Kernel

    1. Using a Distribution Kernel

    2. Determining the Correct Module From Scratch

  8. Chapter 8 Kernel Configuration Recipes

    1. Disks

    2. Devices

    3. CPU

    4. Networking

    5. Filesystems

    6. Security

    7. Kernel debugging

  9. Chapter 9 Kernel boot command-line parameter reference The majority of this chapter is based on the in-kernel documentation for the different kernel boot command line reference options, which were written by the kernel developers and released under the GPL.

    1. Module-specific options

    2. Console options

    3. Interrupt options

    4. Memory options

    5. Suspend options

    6. CPU options

    7. Scheduler options

    8. Ramdisk options

    9. Root disk options

    10. Init options

    11. kexec options

    12. RCU options

    13. ACPI options

    14. SCSI options

    15. PCI options

    16. PnP BIOS options

    17. SELinux options

    18. Network options

    19. NFS options

    20. Hardware specific options

    21. Timer specific options

    22. Miscellaneous options

  10. Chapter 10 Kernel build command line reference

    1. Informational Targets

    2. Cleaning Targets

    3. Configuration Targets

    4. Build Targets

    5. Packaging Targets

    6. Documentation Targets

    7. Architecture-Specific Targets

    8. Analysis Targets

  11. Chapter 11 Kernel Configuration Option Reference This chapter lists the most important configuration options offered when you run make config or one of its graphical interfaces. The majority of the chapter is based on the in-kernel documentation for the different kernel configuration options, which were written by the kernel developers and released under the GPL.

  12. Chapter 12 Bibliography

    1. Books

    2. Tool locations