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2009-09-02 - How to Get Started with Kernel Programming, Jeffrey M. Hsu
18:45, Suspenders Bar and Restaurant
Abstract

This talk is intended to introduce kernel programming for the absolute novice. We will cover:

  • basic setup
  • building and booting test kernels
  • how to write your first system call
  • a quick overview of the major subsystems including
  • kernel locking and synchronization primitives
  • device drivers
  • VFS layer
  • memory allocation
  • networking
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Speaker Bio

Jeffrey M. Hsu became a member the FreeBSD project in 1994 as one of its first 10 committers. He has contributed to many sections of the operating system in areas such as the networking stack, Java, and a large number of the early ports in the language category. He has worked professionally on FreeBSD and NetBSD was offered commit bits to both the OpenBSD and DragonFlyBSD projects when they were first being formed and is active in the DragonFlyBSD project today. He holds a degree from U.C. Berkeley in computer science.

In the past, he has consulted for leading companies such as the Western Software Laboratory division of Digital Equipment Corporation, Cygnus, Encanto, Netscape, ClickArray, Palm, Wasabi, and Cisco Systems. Jeffrey enjoys giving talks and meeting BSD enthusiasts all over the world.