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Explore a preview version of Linux Device Drivers, 3rd Edition right now. Device drivers literally drive everything you're interested in--disks, monitors, keyboards, modems--everything outside the computer chip and memory.
And writing device drivers is one of the few areas of programming for the Linux operating system that calls for unique, Linux-specific knowledge. For years now, programmers have relied on the classic Linux Device Drivers from O'Reilly to master this critical subject. Now in its third edition, this bestselling guide provides all the information you'll need to write drivers for a wide range of devices. Over the years the book has helped countless programmers learn:.
Skip to main content. Start your free trial. Book Description Device drivers literally drive everything you're interested in--disks, monitors, keyboards, modems--everything outside the computer chip and memory.
Over the years the book has helped countless programmers learn: how to support computer peripherals under the Linux operating system how to develop and write software for new hardware under Linux the basics of Linux operation even if they are not expecting to write a driver The new edition of Linux Device Drivers is better than ever.
The book covers all the significant changes to Version 2. Readers will find new chapters on important types of drivers not covered previously, such as consoles, USB drivers, and more. Best of all, you don't have to be a kernel hacker to understand and enjoy this book. All you need is an understanding of the C programming language and some background in Unix system calls.
And for maximum ease-of-use, the book uses full-featured examples that you can compile and run without special hardware. Today Linux holds fast as the most rapidly growing segment of the computer market and continues to win over enthusiastic adherents in many application areas.
With this increasing support, Linux is now absolutely mainstream, and viewed as a solid platform for embedded systems. If you're writing device drivers, you'll want this book. In fact, you'll wonder how drivers are ever written without it. Show and hide more. Table of Contents Product Information. An Introduction to Device Drivers 1. The Role of the Device Driver 1. Splitting the Kernel 1.
Loadable Modules 1. Classes of Devices and Modules 1. Security Issues 1. Version Numbering 1. License Terms 1. Joining the Kernel Development Community 1.
Overview of the Book 2. Building and Running Modules 2. Setting Up Your Test System 2. The Hello World Module 2. Kernel Modules Versus Applications 2. User Space and Kernel Space 2. Concurrency in the Kernel 2. The Current Process 2. A Few Other Details 2. Compiling and Loading 2.
Compiling Modules 2. Loading and Unloading Modules 2. Version Dependency 2. Platform Dependency 2. The Kernel Symbol Table 2. Preliminaries 2. Initialization and Shutdown 2. The Cleanup Function 2. Error Handling During Initialization 2. Module-Loading Races 2. Module Parameters 2. Doing It in User Space 2.
Quick Reference 3. Char Drivers 3. The Design of scull 3. Major and Minor Numbers 3. The Internal Representation of Device Numbers 3. Allocating and Freeing Device Numbers 3. Dynamic Allocation of Major Numbers 3. Some Important Data Structures 3. File Operations 3. The file Structure 3. The inode Structure 3. Char Device Registration 3. Device Registration in scull 3. The Older Way 3. The open Method 3. The release Method 3. The read Method 3. The write Method 3. Playing with the New Devices 3.
Quick Reference 4. Debugging Techniques 4. Debugging Support in the Kernel 4. Debugging by Printing 4. Redirecting Console Messages 4. How Messages Get Logged 4. Turning the Messages On and Off 4. Rate Limiting 4.
Printing Device Numbers 4. Debugging by Querying 4. An older interface 4. The ioctl Method 4. Debugging by Watching 4. Debugging System Faults 4. Oops Messages 4. System Hangs 4. Debuggers and Related Tools 4. Using gdb 4. The kdb Kernel Debugger 4. The kgdb Patches 4. The User-Mode Linux Port 4. The Linux Trace Toolkit 4. Dynamic Probes 5. Concurrency and Race Conditions 5.
Pitfalls in scull 5. Concurrency and Its Management 5. Semaphores and Mutexes 5. The Linux Semaphore Implementation 5.
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