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Old 11-20-2007, 01:52 AM   #1
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Cool Books about writing device drivers

Hi all,

I want to learn about writing device drivers in Linux.
The popular book on this is Linux device drivers by Jonathan Corbet et al. But there is another book, but hard to find, called Writing Linux device drivers by Takanari Hayama. Is there anyone who could give me comment on this book?
Thank you in advance.
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Stick with the Jonathan Corbet one .. I haven't even heard of the other one ...
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I'm not sure which book you are referring too. The Linux Device Drivers, 2nd Edition is for the 2.4 kernel while Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition covers the 2.6 kernel.

You can find other book links at the Linux Books & Online Magazines section of 'Slackware-Links' which was compiled from 'Slackware LQ Suggestions Links!'

BTW, I like both of the books! Great read and reference.
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Thank both of you for assuring me about the starting point.

BTW, the reason I named the book of Takanari Hayama was that I read on amazon this one may give good examples on real projects.

After doing some search I found that Takanari is likely a senior in Japan Linux community; but his book disappeared from all amazon's sites except japanese one- (?)

Again, thank onebuck for helpful online resources.


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