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…
Your ultimate resource lkmpg - www.tldp.org/LDP/lkmpg/2.6/html/lkmpg.html
I have uploaded a kick start tutorial here :