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It then goes on to discuss kernel locks, briefly looks at procfs and memory allocation, and closes as each chapter does with pointers to where to look in the source for the subjects discussed.

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However, I still think that my complaints have been justified, and this author proves that you CAN write a readable, information packed book about Linux device drivers without glossing over vast areas.

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Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions About Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran has spent more than a decade working in IBM product vnekateswaran laboratories. Looking for beautiful books? As you’d expect, this starts out with an overview of the kernel itself, and it’s probably the best I’ve ever seen.

In this practical, example-driven book, one of the world’s most experienced Linux driver developers systematically demonstrates how to develop reliable Linux drivers for virtually any device. Venkateswaran begins by reviewing the Linux 2. Other books in this series. Essential Linux Device Drivers is for any programmer with a working knowledge of operating systems and C, including programmers who have never written drivers before.


With a little Googling, you should be able to really get a lot out of this book. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran focuses on the essentials, bringing together all the concepts and techniques you need, while avoiding topics that only matter in highly specialized situations. It is a bit expensive, but I think it’s worth it.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Back cover copy “Probably the most wide ranging and complete Linux device driver book I’ve read. That’s a formula that works, and the author also often includes pointers to other relevant resources too. Description “Probably the most wide ranging and complete Linux device driver book I’ve read. Tony Lawrence Rating: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

The next few chapters cover more basic concepts like kernel locks and threads, and then the rest of the book is all device drivers.

Essential Linux Device Drivers

For each, Venkateswaran explains the technology, inspects relevant kernel sreekrisbnan files, and walks through developing a complete example. Inexpensive and informative Apple related e-books: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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