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Linux user-space Pthread Synchronization via Mutex - Live Demo and Example ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

Circular Ring Buffers Architecture - Linux Kernel - Device Drivers - Network Stack ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
A circular buffer, circular queue, cyclic buffer or ring buffer is a data structure is a fixed-size buffer as if it were connected end-to-end or can be a dynamic one if implemented via Linked Lists. This is a data-structure quite popularly used in many parts of Linux Kernel such as Device Drivers, especially Network Hardware drivers, Network Packet Buffer such as sk_buff and so on. We can use a Ring Buffer in user-space application programming too. These kind of buffers are more suited for holding steady stream of incoming data. For example Network Packets. If the buffer gets full, we can discard the oldest buffer elements (such as packets). And to avoid we can increase the buffer size. So circular ring buffers plays a major role especially in Network Appliances such as Routers, Firewalls, etc.

A Linux system call in C without a standard library ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

Linux user-space Atomic Operations via GCC Atomic builtins ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

Coding a simple look-up-table in C - without Linked lists and a binary search ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

Synchronization in Linux user-space - Architecting multi-process and multi-threads ↗
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mmap() munmap() - map or unmap files or devices into memory ↗
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Linux user-space - Shared Memory IPC - Live Demo and Example ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

Dynamic linking without STDLIB in Linux user-space C programming ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

C code to read a /proc file in Linux user-space - Live Demo and Example ↗
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Programming Language Performance and Overheads ↗
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A detailed Youtube video series of various programming language performance and overheads - a big picture

What is a Linux Kernel Module - a Big Picture ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
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

Linux Kernel Programming | with or without Kernel Modules | Device Drivers ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
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.

Weekly News Digest - Week 03 - June 2020 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
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TCP vs UDP an Expert Opinion ↗
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Weekly News Digest - Week 5 - February 2018 ↗
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What is a Linux Kernel Module - a Big Picture ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
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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