Robert Love


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Based in Boston, I am Senior Director of Engineering at where I build planet-scale networking products. Prior, I was VP of Engineering at Toast, led infrastructure in Google Search, and was an engineer on the original Android team.


is a guide to understanding the Linux kernel. Now in its third edition, this is the definitive Linux kernel work. You should buy a copy and carry it with you at all times.

, subtitled Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library, is Stevens for the Linux era. The second edition is full of insider knowledge and is the essential systems programming handbook.

, sixth edition, is the authoritative user reference for Linux. Awarded "Best Linux Book of All Time" by Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Awards, every Linux user needs a copy.


I hack on the .

, which I maintained until version 2.0.17, is the utility suite that contains ps and top.

schedutils is a set of tools for manipulating process attributes. Now part of , my last release was 1.5.0.