Introduction to kernel modules

  • What is kernel Module ?

Kernel module is a piece of code that you can plug-into the kernel at runtime. Its just like any other user space program that you make except that it interacts with the kernel.

  • Why use kernel modules ?

As kernel modules communicate with kernel these are used to make device drivers and such stuff used for system programming.

  • Where do i start ?

To start kernel modules programming you can begin right away with c programming. No additional thing is required except good mood and will to do things.

  • What resources do i need ?

You need a linux box (preferably Ubuntu as it has large community support + i am using ubuntu :)

  • Lets get started…

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I have uploaded a kick start tutorial here :

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