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Monday, October 22 • 14:15 - 15:45
Introduction to Linux Kernel Driver Programming - Michael Opdenacker, Bootlin (Additional Track Registration Required)

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Important Note: This session is only open to the 50 people who have registered for the E-ALE track, at an additional $100.00 fee.

This tutorial will explain the Device Model, the mechanism that the Linux kernel offers to bind drivers to devices and to expose each device to userspace. Even though the way to detect or describe devices can depend on the bus or CPU architecture, the infrastructure binding devices with drivers are universal and therefore applies to all types of device drivers in the Linux kernel. Similarly, exposing devices to user space always follows the same philosophy.

This tutorial won't have practical labs but will be illustrated by studying several types of drivers, showing various ways of managing multiple devices in the same driver, and implementing the references between devices managed by a bus and devices that userspace sees.

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Michael Opdenacker

CEO, Bootlin
Michael Opdenacker is the founder of Bootlin, an engineering company specializing on cool embedded Linux integration and porting projects. Michael always likes to explore new topics and tools, and share his findings with Bootlin customers and the embedded Linux community. Through... Read More →


Monday October 22, 2018 14:15 - 15:45 BST
Lammermuir 1, Level -2