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Watch the Free Linux Tutorial: How To Build Character Drivers For The Linux Kernel

Learn how to write Linux device drivers, about the specifics of different types of devices and drivers, and learn the appropriate APIs and methods through which devices interface with the kernel.

Course Description

Linux Foundation Training Program Director Jerry Cooperstein talks about our Developing Linux Device Drivers course.

Developing Linux Device Drivers shows experienced programmers how to develop device drivers for Linux systems, grounded with a basic familiarity and understanding of the underlying Linux kernel. Upon mastering this material, you will be familiar with the different kinds of device drivers used under Linux, and know the appropriate APIs through which devices (both hardware and software) interface with the kernel. This five day course includes extensive hands-on exercises and demonstrations designed to give you the necessary tools to develop Linux device drivers.

The course is based on both the most upstream recent Linux kernel version, and mantains compatiblility with the kernel versions used by at least the last two releases of the major Linux distributions.

Course Materials

As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be mailed to you. Expect 3-5 days for US delivery and 7-10 days for international deliveries.

For more details view the Course Outline.

Audience

You are interested in learning how to write device drivers for Linux.. Maybe you are just doing this for fun, but more likely you have this task as part of your job. The purpose here is to ease your path and perhaps shorten the amount of time it takes to reach a level of basic competence at this task.

Prerequisites

You should:
  • Be proficient in the C programming language.
  • Be familiar with basic Linux (UNIX) utilities such as ls, grep and tar.
  • Be comfortable using any of the available text editors (e.g. emacs, vi, etc.).
  • Experience with any major Linux distribution is helpful but not strictly required.

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