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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still an essential text
This remains the best all-round introduction to kernel programming where most of us start - writing device drivers.
The third edition has been update to include information on writing VFS/file system drivers: an important update.
The text does remain rather too ia32 centric though.
Published on 29 Mar 2006

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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lack of real examples
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it is thorough in details about drivers, but lacks of examples. There is not any example in the book for a complete driver.
Published on 29 July 2008 by Raed Z. Abu Sanad


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still an essential text, 29 Mar 2006
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This review is from: Linux Device Drivers (Paperback)
This remains the best all-round introduction to kernel programming where most of us start - writing device drivers.
The third edition has been update to include information on writing VFS/file system drivers: an important update.
The text does remain rather too ia32 centric though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best reference to start implementing drivers on Linux, 9 Sep 2010
This review is from: Linux Device Drivers (Paperback)
Despite the age, this is still one of the best references about device drivers in Linux.
It is a "hands-on" book, which explains how drivers work, and how you can implement your own driver. It does not provide much information about the reasons why things are implemented in a certain way under Linux: it is not a book about Linux internals, therefore it does not cover parts unrelated to device drivers.
Unfortunately, it is not complete, and some mechanisms (e.g., platform devices) are not covered.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good books for begin develop linux device drivers, 6 Mar 2009
This review is from: Linux Device Drivers (Paperback)
This book is very useful for people thath wants learn about linux device drivers. The approach followed by the authors is practical oriented and involve the reader.
The descriptions of kernel data structure and subsystem (such as pci and usb) is very clear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful book, 7 Mar 2011
This review is from: Linux Device Drivers (Paperback)
Really useful to understand how drivers work and internal functions.
Great price to have it printed.

Btw, the same book is under a creative commons share alike license, so the author has a pdf version in his webpage :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book, 20 Mar 2014
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Starting working on device drivers in unix based enviroment, this book is the best choice. It helped me so much to understand the general philosophy of a driver's design. It is a well written book. An absolute guide for the world of drivers in linux os.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good books are many, 23 Jun 2013
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A good book, what else can i say? Delivered to time at a reasonable price. If five stars means something special what is the something special. To be honest every order should warrant five stars, but simply to make a point, I proffer four stars. The publishers reputation ... impeccable. The Author.... equally so but what is it you want from the reviewer.I make my choice. pay my money and if I have half a brain, get what I wanted, (although I confess that in a world where the aim of most corporations is to fleece the customer I suppose that is in itself an achievement). There is, however, one real comment to make, and that is that the name of O'Reilly still counts for something.Well done guys, another first class work.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Saved my bacon more than once..., 6 Oct 2007
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This book is an excellent guide to device driver writing under Linux. Stuck with an unsupported printer? Then there's no reason to delay buying this book and rolling your own driver...
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lack of real examples, 29 July 2008
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Hi,
it is thorough in details about drivers, but lacks of examples. There is not any example in the book for a complete driver.
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