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Linux Device Drivers 2nd Edition Free PDF


Linux Device Drivers 2nd Edition Free PDF

Linux Device Drivers 2nd Edition Free PDF

Linux Device Drivers 2nd Edition Free PDF


Linux Device Drivers, 2nd Edition
By Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Final Release Date: June 2001
Pages: 592


This book is for any individual who needs to bolster PC peripherals under the Linux working framework or who needs to grow new equipment and run it under Linux. Linux is the quickest developing fragment of the Unix business sector, is winning over eager followers in numerous application zones, and is being seen increasingly as a decent stage for implanted frameworks. Linux Device Drivers, as of now an exemplary in its second version, uncovers data that leading up to now has been shared by overhearing people’s conversations or in mysterious source code remarks, on the best way to compose drivers for an extensive variety of devices.Version 2.4 of the Linux portion incorporates critical changes to gadget drivers, streamlining numerous exercises, yet giving inconspicuous new elements that can make a driver both more proficient and more adaptable. The second release of this book completely covers these progressions, and in addition new processors and buses.You don’t need to be a bit programmer to comprehend and appreciate this book; all you need is a comprehension of C and some foundation in Unix framework calls. You’ll figure out how to compose drivers for character gadgets, piece gadgets, and system interfaces, guided by full-included cases that you can aggregate and keep running without uncommon equipment. Real changes in the second release incorporate examinations of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and locking, new CPUs, and as of late bolstered transports. For the individuals who are interested about how a working framework does its employment, this book gives bits of knowledge into location spaces, offbeat occasions, and I/O.Portability is a noteworthy worry in the content. The book is fixated on form 2.4, however incorporates data for parts back to 2.0 where doable. Linux Device Driver additionally demonstrates to boost versatility among equipment stages; illustrations were tried on IA32 (PC) and IA64, PowerPC, SPARC and SPARC64, Alpha, ARM, and MIPS.Contents include:

  • Building a driver and stacking modules
  • Complete character, piece, and system drivers
  • Troubleshooting a driver
  • Timing
  • Taking care of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) frameworks
  • Memory administration and DMA
  • Hinders
  • Transportability issues
  • Fringe Component Interconnect (PCI)


  1. Chapter 1 An Introduction to Device Drivers
    1. The Role of the Device Driver
    2. Splitting the Kernel
    3. Classes of Devices and Modules
    4. Security Issues
    5. Version Numbering
    6. License Terms
    7. Joining the Kernel Development Community
    8. Overview of the Book
  2. Chapter 2 Building and Running Modules
    1. Kernel Modules Versus Applications
    2. Compiling and Loading
    3. The Kernel Symbol Table
    4. Initialization and Shutdown
    5. Using Resources
    6. Automatic and Manual Configuration
    7. Doing It in User Space
    8. Backward Compatibility
    9. Quick Reference
  3. Chapter 3 Char Drivers
    1. The Design of scull
    2. Major and Minor Numbers
    3. File Operations
    4. The file Structure
    5. open and release
    6. scull’s Memory Usage
    7. A Brief Introduction to Race Conditions
    8. read and write
    9. Playing with the New Devices
    10. The Device Filesystem
    11. Backward Compatibility
    12. Quick Reference
  4. Chapter 4 Debugging Techniques
    1. Debugging by Printing
    2. Debugging by Querying
    3. Debugging by Watching
    4. Debugging System Faults
    5. Debuggers and Related Tools
  5. Chapter 5 Enhanced Char Driver Operations
    1. ioctl
    2. Blocking I/O
    3. poll and select
    4. Asynchronous Notification
    5. Seeking a Device
    6. Access Control on a Device File
    7. Backward Compatibility
    8. Quick Reference
  6. Chapter 6 Flow of Time
    1. Time Intervals in the Kernel
    2. Knowing the Current Time
    3. Delaying Execution
    4. Task Queues
    5. Kernel Timers
    6. Backward Compatibility
    7. Quick Reference
  7. Chapter 7 Getting Hold of Memory
    1. The Real Story of kmalloc
    2. Lookaside Caches
    3. get_free_page and Friends
    4. vmalloc and Friends
    5. Boot-Time Allocation
    6. Backward Compatibility
    7. Quick Reference
  8. Chapter 8 Hardware Management
    1. I/O Ports and I/O Memory
    2. Using I/O Ports
    3. Using Digital I/O Ports
    4. Using I/O Memory
    5. Backward Compatibility
    6. Quick Reference
  9. Chapter 9 Interrupt Handling
    1. Overall Control of Interrupts
    2. Preparing the Parallel Port
    3. Installing an Interrupt Handler
    4. Implementing a Handler
    5. Tasklets and Bottom-Half Processing
    6. Interrupt Sharing
    7. Interrupt-Driven I/O
    8. Race Conditions
    9. Backward Compatibility
    10. Quick Reference
  10. Chapter 10 Judicious Use of Data Types
    1. Use of Standard C Types
    2. Assigning an Explicit Size to Data Items
    3. Interface-Specific Types
    4. Other Portability Issues
    5. Linked Lists
    6. Quick Reference
  11. Chapter 11 kmod and Advanced Modularization
    1. Loading Modules on Demand
    2. Intermodule Communication
    3. Version Control in Modules
    4. Backward Compatibility
    5. Quick Reference
  12. Chapter 12 Loading Block Drivers
    1. Registering the Driver
    2. The Header File blk.h
    3. Handling Requests: A Simple Introduction
    4. Handling Requests: The Detailed View
    5. How Mounting and Unmounting Works
    6. The ioctl Method
    7. Removable Devices
    8. Partitionable Devices
    9. Interrupt-Driven Block Drivers
    10. Backward Compatibility
    11. Quick Reference
  13. Chapter 13 mmap and DMA
    1. Memory Management in Linux
    2. The mmap Device Operation
    3. The kiobuf Interface
    4. Direct Memory Access and Bus Mastering
    5. Backward Compatibility
    6. Quick Reference
  14. Chapter 14 Network Drivers
    1. How snull Is Designed
    2. Connecting to the Kernel
    3. The net_device Structure in Detail
    4. Opening and Closing
    5. Packet Transmission
    6. Packet Reception
    7. The Interrupt Handler
    8. Changes in Link State
    9. The Socket Buffers
    10. MAC Address Resolution
    11. Custom ioctl Commands
    12. Statistical Information
    13. Multicasting
    14. Backward Compatibility
    15. Quick Reference
  15. Chapter 15 Overview of Peripheral Buses
    1. The PCI Interface
    2. A Look Back: ISA
    3. PC/104 and PC/104+
    4. Other PC Buses
    5. SBus
    6. NuBus
    7. External Buses
    8. Backward Compatibility
    9. Quick Reference
  16. Chapter 16 Physical Layout of the Kernel Source
    1. Booting the Kernel
    2. Before Booting
    3. The init Process
    4. The kernel Directory
    5. The fs Directory
    6. The mm Directory
    7. The net directory
    8. ipc and lib
    9. include and arch
    10. Drivers
  1. Bibliography
  2. Colophon

Linux Device Drivers 2nd Edition Free PDF


Linux Device Drivers 2nd Edition Free PDF

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