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Linux Device Drivers
     

Linux Device Drivers

by Alessandro Rubini
 
This is, on the surface, a book about writing device drivers for the Linux system.
That is a worthy goal, of course; the flow of new hardware products is not likely
to slow down anytime soon, and somebody is going to have to make all those
new gadgets work with Linux. But this book is also about how the Linux kernel
works and how to adapt its workings

Overview

This is, on the surface, a book about writing device drivers for the Linux system.
That is a worthy goal, of course; the flow of new hardware products is not likely
to slow down anytime soon, and somebody is going to have to make all those
new gadgets work with Linux. But this book is also about how the Linux kernel
works and how to adapt its workings to your needs or interests. Linux is an open
system; with this book, we hope, it will be more open and accessible to a larger
community of developers.
Much has changed with Linux since the first edition of this book came out. Linux
now runs on many more processors and supports a much wider variety of hard-
ware. Many of the internal programming interfaces have changed significantly.
Thus, the second edition. This book covers the 2.4 kernel, with all of the new features that it provides, while still giving a look backward to earlier releases for those who need to support them.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013636347
Publisher:
ReadCycle
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
573
File size:
5 MB

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