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Training Course

A Beginner’s Guide to Linux Kernel Development (LFD103)

Learn how to become a Linux kernel developer and contributor with this free training course.

Course Rating
4.5/5 Stars
Who Is It For

This course is intended for developers who need to know about the Linux kernel development process and the explicit and implicit “rules of the road”.
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What You’ll Learn

Through this course you will learn how to select and configure your development system, about Linux Kernel repositories and releases, Git basics including checking out kernel repositories and working with them, how to build and install a kernel, Linux kernel enforcement standards, how to write kernel patches and test them, how to communicate with the kernel community, how to send patches, how to act on feedback from reviewers and more.
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What It Prepares You For

This course will prepare you to configure a development system, use git, write kernel patches, test patches, write commit logs, send patches, and work with the Linux kernel community.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Linux Kernel Development Process
Chapter 3. Patches
Chapter 4. Working with the Linux Kernel Community
Chapter 5. Configuring Your Development System
Chapter 6. Exploring Linux Kernel Sources
Chapter 7. Building and Installing Your First Kernel
Chapter 8. Writing Your First Kernel Patch
Chapter 9. Getting Your Patch Ready and Sending It
Chapter 10. Kernel and Driver Building, Loading and Dependencies
Chapter 11. All About Testing
Chapter 12. Debugging Basics
Chapter 13. Tips to Continue Your Kernel Journey
Chapter 14. Frequently Asked Questions

To make the most of this course you will need to be:

  • Proficient in C and Shell.
  • Kernel development experience desired (not required)
Sep 2022
Provided overall for beginners like me, as well as further guide material for self-learning.
Sep 2022
The material is well explained and illustrated.
Aug 2022
It was a very good course for me. From this course, I learned how to create patches and send them to kernel mailing lists.
Aug 2022
The course does not overwhelm beginners with a lot of code. The instructions on how to set up kernel using git is my favorite part.
Jun 2022
The course covers all the aspects of Linux kernel development in a beginner-friendly way, and at the same time gives enough pointers to go much deeper into each topic, if any participants choose to do so.
Jun 2022
I liked the bite-sized modules, mcq(s) after every module, and the very easy and smooth navigation.
May 2022
It gave me a useful introduction to many important aspects of the kernel development process, which other guides haven't done as good of a job touching on.
May 2022
Overall the course was good, and well structured. I liked the visually designed navigation. We can jump easily to the previous / next chapter if some clarification is required, which is a good thing.