A Book On Linux Graphics Driver Development
Phoronix: A Book On Linux Graphics Driver Development
Next month in Nürnberg prior to the start of XDC2012, X.Org developers hope to get together and write a book about graphics driver development...
Really, it is.
It's all about lowering the threshold for new contributors.
I'm looking forward to it.
A very good idea this is for Linux enthusiasts to understand the internals of Linux graphics drivers and how to develop new ones. I believe a book on general device driver development would also be a good idea too so that new developers can possibly write drivers for all kinds of devices starting from the device programming specs through debugging/testing using kernel tools to to the final finished driver.
Maybe I got you wrong but there are quite a few books on general Linux device drivers.
Originally Posted by DeepDayze
"Linux Device Drivers 3rd Ed." (by Jonathan Corbet, Alessandro Rubini, and Greg Kroah-Hartman, 2005)
is a very popular one and you can even get the ebook for free:
I've skimmed through the pdf yesterday. Interesting stuff even for non driver devs. Too bad the (for me) interesting bits like OpenGL/Mesa, Gallium3D are not there yet. Can't wait till it is finished.
This. And I hope they can keep up the quality.
Originally Posted by log0
IMHO it's _very_ well written.
AWESOME, a lot of programmers are interested in graphic drivers development (scratch your own itch? hell yeah !), but don't have a place with all the introductory information well explained and such.
Nice ebook, despite being a bit old it still has a lot of useful info. Maybe a later version should cover KMS and updated kernel driver interface API's and such, including info for 3.0 kernel series
Originally Posted by entropy
Last edited by DeepDayze; 08-18-2012 at 07:54 PM.
Why should we wait?
Cant this book be pushed onto google docs, with right to edit for everyone? Or better yet, wiki books?
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