Subject: Re: kernel books?
To: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
From: madanigga <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/16/2003 05:50:48
On Tue, 15 Apr 2003, Hauke Fath wrote:
> At 18:00 Uhr +0930 15.4.2003, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> >On Sunday, 13 April 2003 at 23:44:20 +0200, Hauke Fath wrote:
> >> 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.
> As is 4.3BSD. ;)
> >My copy is written in 1998, and I don't think it got reissued.
> As I said, it was of limited value to me.
> >>> 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
> It'll help to understand the concepts behind what you see in the NetBSD
> kernel sources. "Every little bit helps."
> >Sadly, I have nothing to recommend.
> I've got a German "How to write a NetBSD device driver" authored by Jochen
> Kunz in front of me. Wait a few weeks, and you can proof-read the
> translation. ;)
Please make sure you announce that one loud and clear ;)
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