How Linked Lists Are Implemented in Linux Kernel?

Linux kernel has one of the finest and unique implementations of linked list data structure. Today I am going to explain the basics of how a linked list is defined in the linux kernel and two of its most important functions list_add & list_add_tail. The moto of this article is to demonstrate how to create stacks and queues with above functions and a demonstration of their practical use.

  1. Basic definition of the linked list node
  2. Initialization of the node
  3. Construction of Stacks & Queues using list_add & list_add_tail
  4. Practical usage scenario
Linux Kernel Linked List
Linux Kernel Linked List
Traditional vs Linux Kernel Linked List
Traditional vs Linux Kernel Linked List
Initializing and using list_add function
initializing and using list_add function
usage of list_add and list_add_tail functions
usage of list_add and list_add_tail functions
Linked list as Stack & Queue
Linked list as Stack & Queue

 

Usage of kernel linked list
Usage of kernel linked list
Usage of kernel linked list
Usage of kernel linked list