Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition

Hi everyone,

I would like to introduce this book: Linux Device Drivers by Jonathan Corbet. It is used as a reference of many people who work with hardware or embedded system. In my case, I read many technical  documents and I found this book, at that time, really felt very happy as finding a great way to go.

I work in embedded system field, so it is very important. I hope it is good for you also. Enjoy !

Here we go

This is the web site for the Third Edition of Linux Device Drivers, by Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini, and Greg Kroah-Hartm

an. 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.

This book is available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license. That means that you are free to download and redistribute it. The development of the book was made possible, however, by those who purchase a copy from O’Reilly or elsewhere.

LDD3 is current as of the 2.6.10 kernel. See the LWN 2.6 API changes page for information on

subsequent changes.

LDD3 chapter files

Title page PDF
Copyright and credits PDF
Table of Contents PDF
Preface PDF
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Device Drivers PDF
Chapter 2: Building and Running Modules PDF
Chapter 3: Char Drivers PDF
Chapter 4: Debugging Techniques PDF
Chapter 5: Concurrency and Race Conditions PDF
Chapter 6: Advanced Char Driver Operations PDF
Chapter 7: Time, Delays, and Deferred Work PDF
Chapter 8: Allocating Memory 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 16: Block Drivers PDF
Chapter 17: Network Drivers PDF
Chapter 18: TTY Drivers PDF
Index PDF


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