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FreeOS.com: Writing a Linux device driver

Nov 19, 2000, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aditya Kulkarni)

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"Does the idea of writing a Linux device driver sound difficult to imagine? If you have some basic programming experience, the task is simpler than you think. Get started by reading this quick primer on device driver programming."

"What do I need to know about writing drivers? Basic knowledge of kernel compilation, a good deal of programming experience in C under Linux and lastly, the right techniques of data structures, like linked list is essential along with their data types."

"The first thing a programmer must know before attempting to write a driver, is how the Linux kernel source compiles, paying attention to the compilation process (the gcc compiler flags)."

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