Debugging Kernel Problems
This tutorial will show debugging techniques on live systems. The operating system for most of the tutorial will be FreeBSD, but it will explain the (relatively small) differences in NetBSD and OpenBSD. The course material, over 100 pages long, is a draft of a forthcoming book on the subject.
Kernel developers and experienced system adminstrators. The tutorial assumes a good working knowledge of UNIX systems administration and the C programming language. A knowledge of kernel internals will be helpful, but is not essential. Depending on prior experience, participants will learn to locate and either fix or report kernel bugs.
About the Tutor
Greg Lehey is a FreeBSD and NetBSD developer and an ex-member of the FreeBSD core team. He has been in the computer industry for 30 years, most of them spent in Germany, in which time he has performed most jobs, ranging from kernel development to product management, from systems programming to systems administration, from processing satellite data to programming petrol pumps, from the production of CD-ROMs of ported free software to DSP instruction set design. He is the author of "Porting UNIX Software" (O'Reilly and Associates, 1995) and "The Complete FreeBSD" (O'Reilly and Associates, 2003).
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