"device drivers" tag

Android Apps Development: A Hot Career Option

Brands are rushing ahead at breakneck speed to build their apps on the Android OS, and that trend has opened up enormous job opportunities in the Android domain.   According to a leading…

Module interractions

Device Drivers, Part 17: Module Interactions

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, demonstrates various interactions with a Linux module. As Shweta and Pugs gear up for their final semester’s project on Linux drivers,…

The virtual FS

Device Drivers, Part 16: Kernel Window — Peeping through /proc

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, demonstrates the creation and usage of files under the /proc virtual filesystem. After many months, Shweta and Pugs got together for…

Disk on RAM?

Device Drivers, Part 15: Disk on RAM — Playing with Block Drivers

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, experiments with a dummy hard disk on RAM to demonstrate how block drivers work. After a delicious lunch, theory makes the…

Inside the hard drive

Device Drivers, Part 14: A Dive Inside the Hard Disk for Understanding Partitions

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, takes you on a tour inside a hard disk. “Doesn’t it sound like a mechanical engineering subject: The design of the…

Indian government takes the Open Source route

Indian Government Takes the Open Source Route

The Indian Government has recently proposed to go the open source way in its e-governance projects, and the Department of Information Technology has issued a Draft Policy in this regard. The move has…

Hardware access kit

Device Drivers, Part 8: Accessing x86-Specific I/O-Mapped Hardware

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, continues the discussion on accessing hardware in Linux. The second day in the Linux device drivers’ laboratory was expected to be…

Accessing hardware in Linux

Device Drivers, Part 7: Generic Hardware Access in Linux

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, talks about accessing hardware in Linux. Shweta was all jubilant about her character driver achievements, as she entered the Linux device…

Gearing up for character drivers

Device Drivers, Part 6: Decoding Character Device File Operations

This article, which is part of the series on Linux device drivers, continues to cover the various concepts of character drivers and their implementation, which was dealt with in the previous two articles…

Device drivers lessons time

Device Drivers, Part 5: Character Device Files — Creation & Operations

This article is a continuation of the series on Linux device drivers, and carries on the discussion on character drivers and their implementation. In my previous article, I had mentioned that even with…

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