Thursday, February 15, 2018

Linux Internals

What happens at boot?

  1. Kernel Boot Process by 0xAX at Github
  2. Analyzing the Linux boot process by Alison Chaiken

What happens when a device is plugged in?

  1. What actually happens when you plug in a USB device? by Ian Wienand

What happens when you execute a userspace programm from the command line?

  1. How to show all shared libraries used by executables in Linux? Stack Overflow
  2. Loading of shared libraries and RAM usage Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

What happens when you compile userspace applications?

  1. How to write shared libraries? by Ulrich Drepper
  2. Static, Shared Dynamic and Loadable Linux Libraries YoLinux.com
  3. Load-time relocation of shared libraries eli.thegreenplace.net
  4. Position Independent Code (PIC) in shared libraries eli.thegreenplace.net
  5. Where the top of the stack is on x86 eli.thegreenplace.net

What happens when you compile the kernel?

  1. Shrinking the kernel with link-time garbage collection LWN.net
  2. Shrinking the kernel with link-time optimization LWN.net
  3. Shrinking the kernel with an axe LWN.net

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