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By Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran

"Probably the main broad ranging and entire Linux machine driving force e-book I’ve read.”
--Alan Cox, Linux Guru and Key Kernel Developer
 
“Very entire and targeted, masking virtually each Linux gadget driving force type.”
--Theodore Ts’o, First Linux Kernel Developer in North the United States and leader Platform Strategist of the Linux Foundation
 
The such a lot useful consultant to Writing Linux equipment Drivers
Linux now bargains an extremely strong atmosphere for motive force improvement: with today’s kernels, what as soon as required years of improvement time will be comprehensive in days. during this functional, example-driven booklet, one of many world’s such a lot skilled Linux motive force builders systematically demonstrates find out how to boost trustworthy Linux drivers for nearly any equipment. Essential Linux machine Drivers is for any programmer with a operating wisdom of working platforms and C, together with programmers who've by no means written drivers prior to. Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran specializes in the necessities, bringing jointly all of the recommendations and methods you wish, whereas heading off themes that simply topic in hugely really expert events. Venkateswaran starts by way of reviewing the Linux 2.6 kernel features which are so much suitable to motive force builders. He introduces easy equipment periods; then turns to serial buses akin to I2C and SPI; exterior buses akin to PCMCIA, PCI, and USB; video, audio, block, community, and instant gadget drivers; user-space drivers; and drivers for embedded Linux–one of today’s quickest starting to be components of Linux improvement. for every, Venkateswaran explains the know-how, inspects suitable kernel resource records, and walks via constructing an entire example.
 
• Addresses drivers mentioned in no different e-book, together with drivers for I2C, video, sound, PCMCIA, and forms of flash memory
• Demystifies crucial kernel prone and amenities, together with kernel threads and helper interfaces
• Teaches polling, asynchronous notification, and I/O control
• Introduces the Inter-Integrated Circuit Protocol for embedded Linux drivers
• Covers multimedia machine drivers utilizing the Linux-Video subsystem and Linux-Audio framework
• exhibits how Linux implements aid for instant applied sciences comparable to Bluetooth, Infrared, WiFi, and mobile networking
• Describes the complete driving force improvement lifecycle, via debugging and maintenance
• contains reference appendixes overlaying Linux meeting, BIOS calls, and Seq files

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