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vijaya_svk 07-11-2008 03:35 AM

man pages help
 
Hi
I am new to linux and i am studying linux device drivers. I am using FEDORA 9. I am not able to get the man pages for the device driver system calls.

i want to get man pages which give information about the data structure

struct file_operations
struct file

and other related datastructures their member function pointers and explanation.

How can i get it.

Mr. C. 07-11-2008 03:39 AM

I've never seen device driver man pages. It is time to start reading and becoming very familiar with the kernel source Documentation, under your kernel source tree /usr/src/linux/Documentation.

vijaya_svk 07-11-2008 04:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. C. (Post 3210948)
I've never seen device driver man pages. It is time to start reading and becoming very familiar with the kernel source Documentation, under your kernel source tree /usr/src/linux/Documentation.

i dont have documentation in the specified direcctory

[root@localhost redhat]# ls
BUILD RPMS SOURCES SPECS SRPMS
[root@localhost redhat]# pwd
/usr/src/redhat

in BUILD RPMS SOURCES SPECS SRPMS there is nothing present.


I am using FEDORA 9.

Mr. C. 07-11-2008 04:28 AM

That's RedHat's RPMS directories.

Just downlaod the kernel if you want, or get the kernel source pacakges and insttal those.

shridhar005 07-14-2008 01:51 PM

Try out
Quote:

vim /user/share/doc
This will help .But these pages are very vast in nature.


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