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LinuxForums: Linux Device Drivers--3rd Edition [Review]

Aug 16, 2005, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Touted as the definitive guide to writing device drivers for the Linux kernel, I went into LDD with high expectations. Granted, this book had a lot to live up to, but I was somewhat disappointed; the content was definitely on par, but it lacked that refinement found in most books O'Reilly publishes. There were several blatant typographical errors, and the book was literred with cross-references to non-existant sections in Chapter One. And just as a note, having the Documentation/ directory of the kernel sources open in a terminal would be handy, as the reader is often sent there for further information.

"The book is laid out in a rather logical manner; new terms are defined as they become necessary, and each chapter deals with a different area of writing device drivers..."

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