[svlug] New to Kernel programming and device drivers

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Wed Apr 21 17:32:36 PDT 2010


On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 08:50:46AM +1000, Tharanga Abeyseela wrote:

> I like to get your expert advice on writing linux device drivers.
> Acatually i have a fair knowledge in C .(iam familiar with OS
> concepts)  can some one tell me where should i start and which areas
> of programming i should improve in C and good books for a newbie.

If you want to get you feet wet working on kernel code with real devices,
you can look at Kernel Janitors http://code.google.com/p/kernel-janitors/
and get involved there. Finding an unloved driver for an inexpensive
device can be a good way to apply all the things you are reading in books.

-- greg







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