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.
PDF, table of Contents, pDF, preface, pDF, chapter 1: An Introduction to Device Drivers, pDF, chapter 2: Building and Running Modules.
Thus, the second edition.
This book is available under the terms of the.
For the moment, only the finished PDF files are available; we do intend to make an html version and the DocBook source available as well.PDF, chapter 9: Communicating with Hardware, pDF, chapter 10: Interrupt Handling, pDF Chapter 11: Data Types in the Kernel PDF Chapter 12: PCI Drivers PDF Chapter 13: USB Drivers PDF Chapter 14: The Linux Device Model PDF Chapter 15: Memory Mapping and DMA PDF Chapter.This is the web site for the Third Edition.Many of the internal programming interfaces have changed significantly.LDD3 chapter files, title page, pDF, copyright and credits.O'Reilly: Linux Device Drivers, 2nd Edition.Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike.0 license.
LDD3 is current as of the.6.10 kernel.
This is, on the surface, a book about writing device drivers for the Linux system.
See the LWN.6 API changes page for information on subsequent changes.Much has changed with Linux since the first edition of this book came out.Linux is an open system; with this book, we hope, it will be more open and accessible to a larger community of ch has changed with Linux since the first edition of this book came out.That means that you are free to download and redistribute.Linux Device Drivers, by Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini, and Greg Kroah-Hartman.But this book is also about how the Linux kernel works and how to adapt its workings to your needs or interests.