Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Adding Your Code to the Kernel

Filed under

From their book's section on adding your own code to the kernel, the authors demonstrate how device drivers are represented in the filesystem.

Device drivers encompass the interface that the Linux kernel uses to allow the programmer to control the system's input/output devices. Entire books have been written specifically on Linux device drivers. In this chapter we attempt to distill this topic down to its essentials. We will follow a device driver from how the device is represented in the filesystem and then through the specific kernel code that controls it. We start by exploring the filesystem and show how these files tie into the kernel.

Full Article.

More in Tux Machines

Default Local DNS Resolver Integration Proposed for Fedora 24 Linux

Fedora Project's Platform and Program Manager, Mr. Jan Kurik, published another feature proposal for the upcoming Fedora 24 Linux operating system, the implementation of a default local DNS resolver. Read more

Gorgeous Deepin 15 Linux OS Gets a Second Alpha Build with Many Features

The developers of the Deepin Linux distribution designed from the ground-up to provide users with a beautiful, secure, stable, user-friendly, safe and reliable computer operating system have announced the release of Deepin 15 Alpha 2. Read more

Mesa 11.1 RC2 Brings Dozens Of Fixes

It's coming a few days late, but Mesa 11.1 Release Candidate 2 was officially released today. Mesa 11.1 when released later in December will have many new features but doesn't bump the overall OpenGL version support. Now being past the Mesa Git branching, Mesa 11.1-RC2 is just about bug/regression fixing. Read more