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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the most up-to-date and complete book on drivers, 2 Nov. 2009
This review is from: Essential Linux Device Drivers (Prentice Hall Open Source Software Development) (Hardcover)
If you read this review in two years, this book is no longer up-to-date.
Actually, some contents is already outdated when I write this review - but that's life in the Linux Kernel: it changes at an amazing speed.

Venkateswaran does a good job at trying to be as complete as possible - He discussed how to write a driver for almost any of the subsystems (char device, network device, compact flash, USB, wifi, etc). Every discussion tries to bring in as much of the material as possible. That's good, but it also has its negative side as I noticed several small errors in the discussions. In general, this is a great book - it really is enough to bring you up-to-speed with driver development for Linux. In details, it is even greater as you'll find almost any subsystem documented.
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Initial post: 8 Jun 2011 22:49:45 BDT
How up to date is it now?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2012 11:40:43 GMT
K. van Gend says:
This book applies best to 2.6.21-2.6.25, some things changed considerably afterwards (2.6.30+), including IRQ handing.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Sep 2013 21:23:17 BDT
Thanks Klaas.
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