The 2.6 kernel made significant changes to threading support in the kernel. In 2.6 there's now a 1-to-1 mapping from kthreads to pthreads.
On 2016-08-10 14:17, Greg KH wrote: > On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 11:16:13PM +0530, Raul Piper wrote: >> Most of the books like Essential linux device drivers, Robert love >> kernel >> development, >> Linux device drivers by Rubini >> Most of the books are based on old kernels 2.2,2.6 etc >> >> I wanted to know hasnt the kernel evolved during these times and is it >> still >> good to design drivers based on that theory.Since device trees and >> possibly >> many other concepts would have evolved and obviously the apis related >> to them >> like _of_ apis for device tree parsing. >> Please comment- which book to be read or followed? > > The ideas should still be the same, but the details have changed. > > If you don't like that, then just refer to the best documentation there > is, the source itself. The kernel comes with TONS of built-in > documentation (make pdfdocs) and all of the source code which shows > exactly how things work together. > > And it's free! > > best of luck, > > greg k-h _______________________________________________ Kernelnewbies mailing list Kernelnewbies@kernelnewbies.org https://lists.kernelnewbies.org/mailman/listinfo/kernelnewbies