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hi, is there any good document describe how to develop a good network
device driver?
i am reading the rtl8139 souce code in linux, but there's a lot of
things i can not understand.
please give me some help. thanks

Re: about network device driver
On Mon, 8 Dec 2008 05:16:09 -0800 (PST)

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The archetypal book is the O'Reilly published Linux Device Drivers
(Corbett, Rubini, and Kroah-Hartman).  I've got the 3rd edition on my
bookshelf these days, there's a horse on the cover.

There's a 50 page long network device drivers chapter that should cover
what you need.  Fair warning, though, the book is severely dense and
chewy; you'll have to have read a whole lot of the stuff that comes
before it in order for that chapter to make any sense.

Rob Gaddi, Highland Technology
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To the OP: The first document you need is the
data sheet (and application notes) of the interface chip(s).


Tauno Voipio
tauno voipio (at) iki fi

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