Drivers and The Kernel Chapter 12. Presentation by: Kathleen Pensy. Purpose. Assembles : Processes Signals and semaphores Virtual Memory File System Interprocess Communication. Terms.
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Drivers and The KernelChapter 12
Sysdef - prtconf on steroids
Modinfo – dynamically loaded modules
Fine tuning /proc/sys/fs
Not remembered across reboots
From program sysctl (not mentioned in the book)
Kat’s #1 Rule – man page is your friend
Purpose is to allow run-time kernel modification
The frustration caused by trying to configure a device driver with certain OS’s
correspond to device files contained in /dev
Block – written or read as one block
Character – written one byte at a time
Static Device Drivers
Loadable device drivers