Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition

Titolo: Linux Device Drivers
Autori: Alessandro Rubini, Jonathan Corbet, Greg Kroah-Hartman
ISBN: 9780596005900
Editore: O’Reilly Media, Inc.
Data pubblicazione: Feb 07, 2005
Edizione: 3
Lingua: Inglese
Prezzo: €33.95
Immagine: cover


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: 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 2.6 of the Linux kernel, which simplifies many activities, and contains subtle new features that can make a driver both more efficient and more flexible. 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.


Il libro è ben fatto e prodigo di esempi.

Senz’altro un ottimo punto di partenza per chiunque voglia imparare a programmare nel kernel space!

Su Rodolfo Giometti

Ingegnere informatico libero professionista ed esperto GNU/Linux offre supporto per: - device drivers; - sistemi embedded; - sviluppo applicazioni industriali per controllo automatico e monitoraggio remoto; - corsi di formazione dedicati. Manutentore del progetto LinuxPPS (il sottosistema Pulse Per Second di Linux) contribuisce attivamente allo sviluppo del kernel Linux con diverse patch riguardanti varie applicazioni del kernel e dispositivi (switch, fisici di rete, RTC, USB, I2C, network, ecc.). Nei 15+ anni di esperienza su Linux ha lavorato con le piattaforme x86, ARM, MIPS & PowerPC.

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