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Linux Kernel /sysfs Interface ↗
Saturday' 14-May-2022
/sysfs is one of the most popular kernel to user-space interface which you can leverage to add an interface to your Kernel code such as Kernel modules, Kernel Device Drivers, etc. Although personally I prefer /proc interface than other alternatives such as /sysfs, ioctl() and so on for my personal Kernel modules/stack. So here is my detailed multi-episode Youtube video series on /sysfs Interface.

Roadmap - How to become Systems Software Developer ↗
Friday' 13-May-2022
When you are at the beginning of your career or a student, and aspire to become a software developer, one of the avenues to choose is to become a hard-core Systems Software Developer. However it is easier said than done, since there are many aspects to it as you explore further. As a part of systems developer, you can get into core kernel space developer, kernel device drivers developer, embedded developer and get into things like board bring-up, porting, etc, or can become a user-space systems programmer, and so on. So here is my detailed multi-episode Youtube video series on Roadmap - How to become Systems Software Developer.

Linux Kernel /sysfs Interface ↗
Saturday' 14-May-2022
/sysfs is one of the most popular kernel to user-space interface which you can leverage to add an interface to your Kernel code such as Kernel modules, Kernel Device Drivers, etc. Although personally I prefer /proc interface than other alternatives such as /sysfs, ioctl() and so on for my personal Kernel modules/stack. So here is my detailed multi-episode Youtube video series on /sysfs Interface.

Roadmap - How to become Systems Software Developer ↗
Friday' 13-May-2022
When you are at the beginning of your career or a student, and aspire to become a software developer, one of the avenues to choose is to become a hard-core Systems Software Developer. However it is easier said than done, since there are many aspects to it as you explore further. As a part of systems developer, you can get into core kernel space developer, kernel device drivers developer, embedded developer and get into things like board bring-up, porting, etc, or can become a user-space systems programmer, and so on. So here is my detailed multi-episode Youtube video series on Roadmap - How to become Systems Software Developer.

Linux Kernel Dummy Network Interface /drivers/net/dummy.c Network Namespace Research ↗
Saturday' 01-Jan-2022
When you work on Network Namespaces (which is a feature Linux Kernel provides), you usually create bunch of virtual ethernet ports called as veth interfaces. The veth interface itself is a separate LK virtual network driver which offers this specific functionality. But sometimes besides veth you can also configure an optional interface called dummy interface. The dummy interface, just like veth (and other such virtual interfaces) is provided by LK via the driver drivers/net/dummy.c. The interesting aspect of dummy interface is that it serves as an alter ego of the loop-back localhost (as mentioned in the tldp.org article link below). Which means you can set any valid IP and this can serve as alternate local host ip other than 127.0.0.1. So to learn more, kindly watch my complete video series on this fascinating network interface called Dummy Interface.

Linux Kernel Tasklets | Big-Picture | vs User-Space pthreads ↗
Saturday' 01-Jan-2022
Linux Kernel Tasklets and Work queues are somewhat similar to user-space process threads in terms of the functionality and of course not in terms of its operation or its internal architecture. You can schedule Tasklet(s) for a registered function to run later. So typically the Interrupt top half (of the interrupt handler) performs a small amount of critical work (not to be confused with critical section), and then schedules such as a tasklet to execute later at the bottom half.

What is a Linux Kernel Module - a Big Picture ↗
Saturday' 01-Jan-2022
Learning Linux Kernel Programming is always fascinating and yet challenging. So generally you may tend to learn Kernel Module programming, since such a module can be dynamically plugged into running Linux Kernel. But this will lead to confusion, and many assume kernel source is mostly a collection of these modules. Which in reality is not. Not just that, when we say Kernel Module, its a vaguely defined term. The term Module (as we know) is nothing but a collection of APIs, bunch of variables and associated data-structures. Which may or may not be a plugable kernel module. If you ask me, I am a fan of wiring Linux Kernel Modules, which may not be necessarily a pluggable kernel module. It all boils down to the address space at which these modules function inside a monolithic Linux Kernel. Which is nothing but Linux Kernel's address space. Hence here is my detailed multi-episode Youtube video series on Linux Kernel modules, a big picture and the significance of the

Raspberry Pi GPIO Pins - Raw Kernel Access via sysfs - GPIO Linux Kernel Drivers ↗
Saturday' 01-Jan-2022
Here is a my multi-episode Youtube video series of me doing a live code (Code with Kiran Series). Linux Kernel GPIO drivers of Raspberry Pi offers access/control directly via sysfs filesystem interface. But often people don't see this aspect, instead as a part of IoT, they assume these GPIO pins can be only accessed by some Python, Java or C/C++ code libraries. But in the real case those libraries are just an abstract layer written around the core Kernel GPIO driver's sysfs filesystem. So here is an attempt where we learn this aspect in systems architecture point of view. And then later try to attempt writing such user-space GPIO control code without any third-party libraries. Since the sysfs driver access is via regular files (user-space context), we can now use any language of our choice and access the same like any files. In that process we can attempt writing our own bunch of abstract APIs resembling a typical GPIO access library.

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Linux Kernel /sysfs Interface ↗
Saturday' 14-May-2022
/sysfs is one of the most popular kernel to user-space interface which you can leverage to add an interface to your Kernel code such as Kernel modules, Kernel Device Drivers, etc. Although personally I prefer /proc interface than other alternatives such as /sysfs, ioctl() and so on for my personal Kernel modules/stack. So here is my detailed multi-episode Youtube video series on /sysfs Interface.

Roadmap - How to become Systems Software Developer ↗
Friday' 13-May-2022
When you are at the beginning of your career or a student, and aspire to become a software developer, one of the avenues to choose is to become a hard-core Systems Software Developer. However it is easier said than done, since there are many aspects to it as you explore further. As a part of systems developer, you can get into core kernel space developer, kernel device drivers developer, embedded developer and get into things like board bring-up, porting, etc, or can become a user-space systems programmer, and so on. So here is my detailed multi-episode Youtube video series on Roadmap - How to become Systems Software Developer.

Raspberry Pi OS with PIXEL ↗
Saturday' 01-Jan-2022

Programming Language Performance and Overheads ↗
Saturday' 01-Jan-2022
A detailed Youtube video series of various programming language performance and overheads - a big picture

Linux Kernel Programming | with or without Kernel Modules | Device Drivers ↗
Saturday' 01-Jan-2022
When learning Linux Kernel programming, often I notice my students and viewers gets confused and they start with learning writing Linux Kernel modules. And so they develop the common misconception about Kernel Programming in general. They assume writing code in Linux Kernel means writing kernel modules. Which is absolutely not. Kernel modules are an optional choice and are part of Linux Kernel. But besides modules, Linux Kernel has lot of other mainstream code. Hence if anyone wants to be a Kernel Developer, you should be aware that sometimes you add new code via modules, sometimes without them. And if you ask me, I am not much in favor of writing Kernel modules. Instead in my code, I try to integrate and make them a part of Linux Kernel so that they all get initialized during boot time. Here is an extensive Youtube video of mine on Linux Kernel Programming, with and without Kernel Modules.

What is a Linux Kernel Module - a Big Picture ↗
Saturday' 01-Jan-2022
Learning Linux Kernel Programming is always fascinating and yet challenging. So generally you may tend to learn Kernel Module programming, since such a module can be dynamically plugged into running Linux Kernel. But this will lead to confusion, and many assume kernel source is mostly a collection of these modules. Which in reality is not. Not just that, when we say Kernel Module, its a vaguely defined term. The term Module (as we know) is nothing but a collection of APIs, bunch of variables and associated data-structures. Which may or may not be a plugable kernel module. If you ask me, I am a fan of wiring Linux Kernel Modules, which may not be necessarily a pluggable kernel module. It all boils down to the address space at which these modules function inside a monolithic Linux Kernel. Which is nothing but Linux Kernel's address space. Hence here is my detailed multi-episode Youtube video series on Linux Kernel modules, a big picture and the significance of the

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Here is a detailed Youtube video on Linux Kernel custom compilation and customization via make menuconfig interface

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Linux Kernel net_device data-structure ↗
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struct net_device, is the main Linux Kernel network interface or network port data-structure. Each network interface entry whatever you find in user-space commands like ifconfig, ip link, ip addr, is actually a struct net_device data-structure Linux Kernel driver instance for that corresponding port. In fact every packet buffer instance managed by the Linux Kernel via struct sk_buff contains a reference pointer pointing to its corresponding TX/ RX interface struct net_device instance. Hence here is my multi-part video series and research on the struct net_device data-structure.



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