Friday, March 23, 2007

(mis)adventures with networking code

These days i dived into networking subsystem in the linux kernel and studied the networking subsystem.I must say it was one hell of a roller coaster ride :).

Code is elegant and a little on the higher side of intellect.

Some hacks have been wonderfully pulled especially by Alan Cox and Dave Miller :).
A very good example i found was skb_sh_info structure. Have a look at it.

Just for beginners
kernel networking subsystem code is located at
and network driver code can be found in
apart from this rest all headers can be found at standard place like inclue/linux/ and include/linux/net/ etc.

Still i am more than blank. Hoping to get some real insight into networing subsystem. But i must confess, this is fun :) and am loving each and every part of it.


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