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UNIX Internals

( Duration: 2 Days )

The UNIX Internals training course provides experienced developers an intensive, low-level examination of the Linux kernel architecture. Topics covered include kernel compilation, debugging tools and techniques, and internal kernel APIs, including synchronization, process management, and memory management. These topics provide a solid understanding of the kernel’s architecture.

By attending UNIX Internals workshop, delegates will learn:

  • User Mode and Kernel Mode
  • Kernel Compilation and Tools
  • Modules
  • Kernel API Overview
  • Synchronization
  • Kernel Debugging – Tools and Techniques
  • Interrupts
  • Memory Management
  • Processes
  • The Scheduler
  • Kernel Timing
  • Kernel Initialization
  • Kernel Dumps
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Realtime Kernel
  • Working with the Developer Community

  • Experience in C programming
  • Knowledge of systems programming in a UNIX or Linux environment
  • Register-level hardware programming knowledge is recommended but not required
  • Familiarity with basic tools, such as vi, Emacs, and ?le utilities
  • Familiarity with UNIX development tools, such as gcc and make

  • Experienced developers who want to gain a thorough understanding of the Linux kernel architecture.



Computer Architecture

  • Symmetric Multiprocessor Systems
  • Cluster Technology
  • Cache Hierarchy
  • IO Subsystem

Kernel Overview

  • UNIX Kernel Architectures

Memory Management

  • Virtual Memory Manager
  • Memory IO Schedulers

Process Management

  • CPU Scheduler, Kernel Dispatcher
  • Process & Thread Abstraction
  • Kernel Tables
  • Inter-process Communication

File System Management

  • Vnode & Virtual File System Abstraction
  • System Call Subsystem

IO Management

  • File System Technology
  • Direct IO
  • Memory Mapping

Network Management

  • Interconnect Technology
  • Distributed File Systems, SAN/NAS

Performance Analysis

  • Performance Monitoring
  • Benchmarks

Performance Tuning Process

  • Memory Tuning
  • CPU Tuning
  • IO Tuning
  • Network Tuning

Capacity Planning Techniques

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