From: Richard Sailer <>


 * Linux Kernel Networking by Rami Rosen
   While some parts are quite short and could be
   more carefully explained it's still a good recomendation
   for understanding linux kernel networking, (IMHO)

* Linux Treiber entwickeln:
  It sure is a drawback that this is a german book.
  But it's quite recent, well structured and there are also
  other non-english (spanish) books/papers in this list.


  * On Submitting kernel Patches
    Contains 2 case studies of bigger patch sets and how (or how not)
    they were merged. I found it helpful

  * Tracing the Way of Data in a TCP Connection through the Linux Kernel
    Since this was written by me this inclusion may be a bit biased :p
    Neitherless I think this gives a good introduction on
    understanding/exploring linux internals using ftrace and an overview
    of Linux TCP internals.

[ rebased to apply before rename]

Signed-off-by: Richard Sailer <>
Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>
 Documentation/kernel-docs.txt | 45 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 45 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-docs.txt b/Documentation/kernel-docs.txt
index 1fe1046fe6bf..c3a8462a4012 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-docs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-docs.txt
@@ -154,6 +154,33 @@ ON-LINE DOCS
          device driver. It describes the code for module initialization and
          cleanup, as well as the open() and close() system calls*.
+     * Title: **On submitting kernel Patches**
+       :Author: Andi Kleen
+       :URL:
+       :Keywords: patches, review process, types of submissions, basic rules, 
case studies
+       :Description: This paper gives several experience values on what types 
of patches
+         there are and how likley they get merged.
+       :Abstract:
+         [...]. This paper examines some common problems for
+          submitting larger changes and some strategies to avoid problems.
+     * Title: **Tracing the Way of Data in a TCP Connection through the Linux 
+       :Author: Richard Sailer
+       :URL:
+       :Keywords: Linux Kernel Networking, TCP, tracing, ftrace
+       :Description: A seminar paper explaining ftrace and how to use it for
+         understanding linux kernel internals,
+         illustrated at tracing the way of a TCP packet through the kernel.
+       :Abstract: *This short paper outlines the usage of ftrace a tracing 
+         as a tool to understand a running Linux system.
+         Having obtained a trace-log a kernel hacker can read and understand
+         source code more determined and with context.
+         In a detailed example this approach is demonstrated in tracing
+         and the way of data in a TCP Connection through the kernel.
+         Finally this trace-log is used as base for more a exact conceptual
+         exploration and description of the Linux TCP/IP implementation.*
      * Title: **The Devil's in the Details**
        :Author: Georg v. Zezschwitz and Alessandro Rubini.
@@ -545,6 +572,24 @@ BOOKS: (Not on-line)
        :Pages: 440
        :ISBN: 978-0672329463
+     * Title: **Linux Kernel Networking: Implementation and Theory**
+       :Author: Rami Rosen
+       :Publisher: Apress
+       :Date: December 22, 2013
+       :Pages: 648
+       :ISBN: 978-1430261964
+     * Title: **Linux Treiber entwickeln**
+       :Author: J??rgen Quade, Eva-Katharina Kunst
+       :Publisher: dpunkt.verlag
+       :Date: Oct 2015 (4th edition)
+       :Pages: 688
+       :ISBN: 978-3-86490-288-8
+       :Note: German. The third edition from 2011 is
+          much cheaper and still quite up-to-date.

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