Subject: Re: kernel books?
To: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/15/2003 18:00:03
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On Sunday, 13 April 2003 at 23:44:20 +0200, Hauke Fath wrote:
> At 12:02 Uhr -0400 11.4.2003, Greg A. Woods wrote:
>> [ On Friday, April 11, 2003 at 12:11:08 (+0100), Rasputin wrote: ]
>>> Subject: kernel books?
>>> (Sorry if this is OT) I've got:
>>> the daemon book
>>> K&R
>>> Stevens (UNIX network programming vol1 and APIUE)
>>> /usr/src :)
>>> Can anyone recommend a good book to fill the gaps - something on
>>> device drivers in particular, but not Linux-centric? Thanks.
> I've got Egan/Teixeira: "Writing a Unix Device Driver" (ISBN 0-471-53574-5)
> here which covers 4.3BSD along with SVR4. You may want to take a close look
> at it, though, before buying - I didn't really like it.

That's *really* old.  My copy is written in 1998, and I don't think it
got reissued.

>> If you're thinking of anything modern there's only one so far as I know:
>> "UNIX Internals:  The New Frontiers"
>> Uresh Vahalia
>> Prentice Hall, 1996
>> ISBN 0-13-101908-2
> That one, on the other hand, I can strongly recommend. It's good to read,
> and I've learned a lot from it.

It's pretty good, but it won't help you learn to write a device

Sadly, I have nothing to recommend.

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