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Got something to add? Individual Linux boot messages are pulled out, explained, and the the source code that produced them is examined. As you’d expect, this starts out with an overview of the kernel itself, and it’s probably the best I’ve ever seen. You simply have to make assumptions about the venkateawaran knowledge – if you don’t, you’ll be writing an encyclopedia or two. Linux Programming by Example Arnold Robbins.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on sreekrisgnan book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Essential Linux Device Drivers is for any programmer with a working knowledge of operating systems and C, including programmers who have never written drivers before. The next few chapters cover more basic concepts like kernel locks and threads, and then the rest of the book is all device drivers.

Very well done, and I recommend it.

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Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran focuses on the essentials, bringing together all the concepts and techniques you need, while avoiding topics that only matter in highly specialized situations. Back cover copy “Probably the most wide ranging and complete Linux device driver book I’ve read.

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Essential Linux Device Drivers

Zreekrishnan books in this series. It then goes on to discuss kernel gy, briefly looks venkateeswaran procfs and memory allocation, and closes as each chapter does with pointers to where to look in the source for the subjects discussed. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Inexpensive and informative Apple related e-books: Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions That’s a formula that works, and the author also often includes pointers to other relevant resources too. About Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran has spent more than a decade working in IBM product development laboratories.

Alan Cox has a blurb: It contains technical articles about Unix, Linux and general computing related subjects, opinion, news, help files, how-to’s, tutorials and more.

We are in space. However, I still think that my complaints have been justified, and this author proves that you CAN write a readable, information packed book about Linux device drivers without glossing over vast areas. Embedded Linux Primer Christopher Hallinan.


I admit that it’s very hard to write a good book in this area. Book ratings by Goodreads. Tue May 6 Description “Probably the most wide ranging and complete Linux device driver book I’ve read.

Essential Linux Device Drivers. The Best Books of It is a bit expensive, but I think it’s worth it. He was a Contributing Editor and kernel columnist for Linux Magazine for more than two years. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Venkateswaran begins by reviewing the Linux 2.

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