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Do you know where can I find some information on writing device drivers in Linux ? Something free... like Linux is.
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by:JBURGHARDT
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Go to library and borow book on writing linux drivers
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Check the nearest LDP (Linux Documentation Project) page
the main page is at: http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/

There are three online books:

The Linux Kernel Module Programming Guide
The Linux Kernel
and The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide,

The first one is about kernel modules and includes source code
the second one describes the kernel architecture

the final book is an archive of postings and e-mails
on the linux kernel (is not very organized and a bit old
but contains valuable information)

hope this helps

Can

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by:canacar
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Finally, A complete list of documents related to linux kernel
can be found at

http://selva.dit.upm.es/~jmseyas/linux/kernel/hackers-docs.html

particularly there is
the Writing Linux Device Drivers document
http://www.redhat.com/~johnsonm/devices.html
(though I cannot connect to it right now)

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by:eugenia020899
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There is a very good book by McGrawHill, "Writing Linux Device Drivers" by Alessandro Rubini (the one who wrote gpm).

It's not free, but it's a good investment. :-)
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