[lug] detailed Linux information

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Wed Apr 18 13:39:56 MDT 2001

You'll find a lot of links at:

In particular, the linux kernel mailing list archives:

Brad Grissom wrote:
> I am doing a report in my Operating Systems class and have obviously chosen
> to write about linux.  I have searched a bit on the web to find out the
> details of how linux works, but I haven't been able to find what I am
> looking for.  Here are the guidelines for the paper:
> Overall internal structure (how components communicate with each other)
> Process scheduling algorithm
> Memory management architecture, including VM if supported
> I/O subsystem
> File system(s) (if multiple, only the "main" FS it supports)
> Security
> IPC facilities
> Networking facilities
> User interface(s) supported
> Any special features unique to it
> I need to know information like: "linux uses a round-robin based
> cpu scheduler with a time quantum of 5 ms."
> The report needs to be pretty lengthy so I don't mind *very* detailed
> information.  If anybody has written a similar document, I would love
> to see it or if anyone knows online documentation besides actually
> reading the source code!
> Any distribution will be fine (I doubt the internal modules
> would vary significantly anyway).
> Thanks!
> ~~Brad Grissom
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