[TAG] Starting to explore the Linux kernel code
mishradk at gmail.com
Fri Jun 9 02:05:15 MSD 2006
Hello Everyone ( Answer Gang),
I have gone through the basics of OS and now trying to explore and
understand the linux kernel code.
I am confused from where I should start.
Just to make my life easier, I am thinking to to document the function
calls from the login prompt to bash or any shell prompt.
Then I want to go in reverse direction and find out how I came up to a
log in prompt.
As at log in prompt I see <hostname> login:
so I tried to grep for the "login:" in .c files. but really could not
find the the proper location in the source code.
I have a 2.6.15-01.2054_FC5 source code.
Am very very interested to understand this code. I understand C
language quite well.
I have 3 questions.
1. Is this approach to understand the linux kernel code all right?
2. If any one can give me some hint where I can find the login related
code or where I should start .. I will be very glad.
3. Is there any documentation available which I can use as reference?
thank you verry much.
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