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The next few chapters cover more basic concepts like kernel locks and threads, and then the rest of the book is all device drivers.

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As you’d expect, this starts out with an overview of the kernel itself, and it’s probably the best I’ve ever seen. Very well done, and I recommend it. However, I still think that my complaints have been justified, and this author proves that you CAN write a readable, information packed book about Linux device drivers without glossing over vast areas.

I admit that it’s very hard to write a good book in this area. Venkateswaran begins by reviewing the Linux 2.

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You simply have to make assumptions about the readers knowledge – if you don’t, you’ll be writing cevice encyclopedia or two. Essential Linux Device Drivers. It then goes on to discuss kernel locks, briefly looks at sreekridhnan and memory allocation, and closes as each chapter does with pointers to where to look in the source for the subjects discussed.

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Regular readers here know that I rdivers been very disappointed with most Linux kernel and device driver books. Back cover copy “Probably the most wide ranging and complete Linux device driver book I’ve read. Got something to add? Tue May 6 Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran focuses on the essentials, bringing together all the concepts and techniques you need, while avoiding topics that only matter in highly specialized situations.

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