Self-Service Linux : Mastering the Art of Problem Determination
- Mark Wilding and Dan Behman
- Prentice Hall
Christmas came early this year.
This has to be the best book I've read in a long time. I've written
general troubleshooting, but this book takes the subject to a whole
new level. It is Linux specific, though some of the knowledge
is applicable to any system.
There's heavy concentration on using trace and debugging tools here;
these sections are far better and more complete than anything I've
read elsewhere, and include real examples of compilation problems and how
to solve them. The debugging help available from /proc is also
covered in detail, as is tracing kernel problems. There's just a
wealth of information here: you'll spend hours and hours digging
in and experimenting.
This is definitely my choice for best book of the year. Yes, I
know we have a few months to go, but I can't see this getting beat
out. Buy this today; you will not regret it.
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