Jonathan Corbet got his first look at the BSD Unix source back in 1981, when an instructor at the University of Colorado let him "fix" the paging algorithm. He has been digging around inside every system he could get his hands on ever since, working on drivers for VAX, Sun, Ardent, and x86 systems on the way. He got his first Linux system in 1993, and has never looked back. Mr. Corbet is currently the co-founder and executive editor of Linux Weekly News (http://LWN.net/); he lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two children.
Alessandro installed Linux 0.99.14 soon after getting his degree as electronic engineer. He then received a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Pavia despite his aversion toward modern technology. He left the University after getting his Ph.D. because he didn't want to write articles. He now works as a free lancer writing device drivers and, um...articles. He used to be a young hacker before his babies were born; he's now an old advocate of Free Software who developed a bias for non-PC computer platforms.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has been writing Linux kernel drivers since 1999, and is currently the maintainer for the USB, PCI, I2C, driver core, and sysfs kernel subsystems. He is also the maintainer of the udev and hotplug userspace programs, as well as being a Gentoo kernel maintainer, ensuring that his email inbox is never empty. He is a contributing editor to Linux Journal Magazine, and works for IBM's Linux Technology Center, doing various Linux kernel related tasks.
First about me: strong background in digital hardware, C language programming. I want to learn driver programming by myself to bring up some Soc. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Li
I bought this for personal use and nothing work related. I just wanted to find out how to build drivers.Published 4 months ago by Bernd J. Ross
Book looks ok, and covers very relevant topics. I wish it was updated to include newer changes to kernel
but book is available for free as pdf, dont waste your money and... Read more
If you have "written" drivers before for just about any Unix, Android, VMS, or Windows system, you will find the book an easy read and informative. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Guitar Man
Having never written device drivers before, I found this book very informative and straightforward. Anything that ended up being out of date can be found online. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Niels van Hecke
A perfect resource for writing Linux drivers. I am an experience programmer, but never had written a device driver. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bill76065
I have been developing linux device driver for 5 years. 5 years ago, I purchased and read this book. This book was confusing to me then. Read morePublished 14 months ago by upjxin
The book talks about creating a linux source tree but fails to describe how to do that. It is very complicated topic but interesting, the examples didnt compile when I tried them... Read morePublished on May 21, 2012 by Chris