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Linux Device Drivers

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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" fro

Paperback, Third Edition, 615 pages
Published February 17th 2005 by O'Reilly Media (first published February 7th 2005)
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Kenneth Miller
Sep 09, 2015 Kenneth Miller rated it really liked it
It was good, certainly an excellent primer. But by no means can it compete with the actual source code or LXR itself. I would note that this is not a criticism, as documentation has to remain up to date.

It's best to derive the documentation needed directly from the kernel code itself. This book provides some examples, and the narrative helps explain subtleties that otherwise might have been missed to less driven programmers.

I'm very nearly done, requiring only the last two chapters, one cruciall
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Good information, the first two thirds are definitely worth it, and you can skim from there. It's a little dense and doesn't hit all the kernel subsystems I'm interested in (sound, for one, and input for another), but it seems to be the only place to get started with this stuff. It does succeed at that, at least.
May 28, 2012 Tolga rated it it was amazing
If you have a little background about linux, This book will help you very much in order to understand how to interact with peripheral on linux. You will really enjoy programming with device drivers ;)
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