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Device drivers literally drive everything you’re interested in–disks, linjx, 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, rublni 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:. Jonathan Corbet got his first look at the BSD Unix source back inwhen an instructor at the University of Colorado let him “fix” the paging algorithm.

He has been digging degice inside every system he could get his hands on ever since, working on drivers for VAX, Sun, Ardent, and x86 systems on the way. He got his first Linux system inand has never looked back. Corbet is currently the co-founder and executive editor of Linux Weekly News http: Alessandro installed Linux 0.

He then received a Ph. He left the University after getting his Ph. He now works as a free lancer writing device drivers and, um He used to be a young hacker before his babies were born; he’s now an old advocate of Free Software who developed a bias for non-PC computer platforms. He is also the maintainer of the udev edvice hotplug userspace programs, as well as being a Gentoo kernel maintainer, ensuring that his email inbox is never empty.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Over dirver years the book has helped countless programmers learn: 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 rubiin understand and drivef this book.

All you need is dirver 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.


Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition

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. Read more Read less. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Buy the selected items together This item: Ships from and sold by Amazon. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Understanding the Linux Kernel, Third Defice. Linux Kernel Development 3rd Edition. Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Dtiver. Understanding Linux Network Internals: Guided Lniux to Networking on Linux.

The Linux Programming Interface: Linux Device Drivers Development: Develop sriver drivers for embedded Linux. About the Author Jonathan Corbet got his first look at the BSD Unix source back inwhen an instructor at the University of Colorado let him “fix” the paging algorithm. O’Reilly Media; 3 edition February 17, Language: Start reading Linux Device Drivers: Where the Kernel Meets the Hardware on linuux Kindle in under a minute.

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Please try again later. I bought this book specifically to learn how to write a block device driver for CentOS 6. For my driver, I need worker threads, and these can be implemented by means of workqueues. Workqueues are a very important tool for the driver writer – basically, they are the kernel equivalent of user-space pthreads.

Linux Device Drivers, 3rd Edition

If you want your driver to do things in parallel, you pretty much have to use workqueues. Unfortunately, while there is a section on workqueues in this book, this section is rather short – just a few pages long. All in all, this book lunux not meet my expectations.

This book is not about how a driver works. It’s about Linux-specific APIs to write drivers. Don’t expect more than that. This book has a description of all you need to write drivers for Linux, assuming you have written drivers for other OSes or bare metal before. Beware of two things: I just like having a paper copy for reference. Maybe I’m just drivef dummy, but I found this book pretty hard going.


I needed to modify a Linux USB device driver and honestly found the material on-line including Greg’s videos more helpful. If you are prepared to read thru and need to become a Linux device driver expert, this is probably the book for you.

I did not find it to be all that helpful as a quick reference. I hope some day to have time to go back and read it from cover to cover Overall still the best. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

If you have “written” drivers before for just about any Unix, Android, VMS, or Windows system, you deviec find the book an easy read and informative. It will give you enough information to write a driver for your needs rbuini you understand how the device and its hardware interface operate i.

If you have experience writing drivers for microcontrollers or similar kinds of non-OS environments, this is the book you need. While certainly outdated, it gives you enough information to take your hardware experience and get a decent driver off the ground. Thankfully this book keeps a list of any out of date information since the book’s publishing, and the only information about char drivers that was flat-out obsolete was a quick Google search away.

I’m looking forward to the 4th edition, which is due out later this year. I’ll definitely buy it to keep around as a reference. Great book, I can’t wait for the 4th edition. It is also an open-source book freely available online, but you want to have the print version as well.

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One person found this helpful. A must for those that plan on writing device drivers for Linux. See all 46 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Linux Device Drivers, 3rd Edition. Set up a giveaway. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Linux Driver Development for Embedded Processors.

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