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----- Original Message -----
From: "Legacy Fishtank" <garzik@havoc.gtf.org>
To: "Eliezer dos Santos Magalhães" <magalhaes@intime-net.com.br>
Cc: <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: writing device drivers

> On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 05:42:16PM -0200, Eliezer dos Santos Magalhães
wrote:
> > where can I find a good paper , or something good that could teach me
how to
> > write device drivers ?? I really would like to know , mainly network
device
> > drivers , for example , how could I re-write the rtl8139 driver ?
>
> For kernel 2.4, the -2nd- edition of _Linux Device Drivers_ is good, but
> it doesn't cover nearly everything you need to know... your best
> reference is existing network driver source code for recent PCI drivers.
>
> And, are you having problems with rtl8139 or was that just an example? :)
>
> Jeff
>
No , it was just an example , I would like to take a source of a device
drive , and study the code ... well , I have got that book ... I think I
need to read it very slowly ... thank for the help ...

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