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Kernel Smp Ban Galore 2003

Kernel Smp Ban Galore 2003

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Linux Kernel Architecture
SMP issues, locking primitives
byHarald Welte <laforge@gnumonks.org>
 
Linux Kernel Architecture
Prerequirements
 
Due to the technical nature of this presentation, the audience shouldbe familiar with the following subjects experience in programming on a Linux/*NIX system
C language preferred
general knowledge about computer hardware
interrupts / IO / DMA
general knowledge about modern CPU architeture
address space / MMU’protected mode’ / supervisor mode / ...
 
Linux Kernel Architecture
Kernel / Userspace
 
OS kernel provides
hardware abstraction (file I/O, network I/O, ...)ressource allocation / limitingaddress seprarationprivilege separationIPC 
the traditional process model in *NIX operating systems
processes reside in seperate virtual address spaceskernel only executes one process (init) at bootupall other processes descend from from initprocesses are scheduled and preempted by the kernelprocesses invoke system functions via syscalls. 

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