I have derived this (in 2001) from the HOWTO of the same name by Laurie Tischler, dated 1997. While I have kept all of the information from that original document (where it is still useful), I have rewritten the presentation entirely and have added a lot of other information. The original HOWTO's primary purpose was to document LKM parameters.
The original HOWTO was first released (Release 1.0) June 20, 1996, with a second release (1.1) October 20, 1996.
The first release of Bryan's rewrite was in June 2001.