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Advanced Linux Device Drivers - Course Overview

Emertxe’s Advanced Device Drivers Course is one of the most comprehensive courses designed in this domain. It ramps up ramp-ups up working professionals to design, develop, test, debug and launch them. This course is designed for experienced professionals. 

 

The Advanced Device Driver course is designed to equip working professionals with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in developing and managing device drivers for complex hardware systems. This course delves into the intricacies of driver development, focusing on advanced techniques and methodologies essential for working with modern hardware architectures.

 

Participants gain a comprehensive understanding of various driver models, including character, block, USB and PCI drivers. It also covers advanced driver topics like network drivers, platform drivers and file-system drivers. Throughout the course, participants are provided with hands-on exercises and projects that simulate real-world scenarios.

 

By the end of the Advanced Device Driver course, participants emerge with a deep understanding of driver development principles and the ability to design, implement, and maintain robust drivers. It will put you ahead in a fast track career path and professional advancement.

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Prerequisites and Key Takeaways

Our advanced Linux device drivers courses start with an introduction to the drivers ecosystem and take further deeper topics consisting of character driver, block driver, USB driver and PCI driver. It also covers advanced driver topics like network drivers, platform drivers and file-system drivers. Details of Advanced linux device drivers course syllabus with practicals as follows.

Key Takeaways:

  • To get you started with writing device drivers in Linux
  • Provide real time hardware exposure
  • Equip you with real-time tools, debugging techniques and industry usage
  • Begin with writing character drivers, followed by USB
  • Learn how to handle interrupts, synchronization and timer
  • Develop Network device drivers
  • Build File system driver
  • Implement Platform drivers
  • Learn how to debug the kernel using KDB / KGDB
  • Specific debugging using USBmon, Network trace etc.

Topics Covered:

  • Day1: Introduction & Character device drivers
  • Day2: HW access, Interrupts, Time keeping, delays and deferred work
  • Day3: Concurrency, USB drivers
  • Day4: Block drivers, PCI drivers
  • Day5: Network drivers
  • Day6: Linux device driver model, Platform devices and drivers
  • Day7: Kernel debugging techniques, File system drivers
  • One month lab assistance

Hands-On Sessions:

  • The Driver specific Commands & Tools
  • Setting up the Driver Development Environment
  • Writing your “first” Driver
  • Writing various Character Drivers
  • UART (Hardware) Based Drivers
  • Understanding the USB Ecosystem
  • Writing a USB Driver
  • Interrupt implementation using deferred execution
  • Concurrency management using mutex, semaphores
  • Memory based Block Driver
  • Implementation of a char based PCI driver
  • Using KDB debugger
  • Creating proc entries for a driver
  • Using KGDB for debugging
  • Implementing Network device driver (Ethernet)
  • Implementation of Platform driver for RTC
  • Implementation of a File System driver

Prerequisites:

  • Good C & Programming Skills
  • Basic Hands – On Linux Usage
  • Good to have – Understanding of basic File related system calls

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Advanced Linux Device Drivers - Course Syllabus

Our advanced Linux device drivers courses start with an introduction to the drivers ecosystem and take further deeper topics consisting of character driver, block driver, USB driver and PCI driver. It also covers advanced driver topics like network drivers, platform drivers and file-system drivers. The first 4 days of the curriculum will remain the same as mentioned in the Linux Device Drivers – Intermediate Course. It will additionally cover advanced topics in the remaining 3 days, which is mentioned below. 

 

Details of Advanced linux device drivers course syllabus with practicals as follows.

Day-5

Network Drivers
  • Introduction to Network Stack
  • Architecture
  • Introduction to DMA
Socket Buffer
  • Socket buffer (skb) and its usage
  • Functions related to socket buffers
Packet Transmission
  • Controlling transmission concurrency
  • Transmission timeouts
  • Packet Reception (Interrupt Mode & NAPI Mode)
Communication With The Phy
  • Handling Link Changes
  • Statistical Information
  • Power management
  • Implementation of Network driver (Ethernet)

Day-6

Linux Device Driver Model
  • Overview of Device Driver Model
  • Device Structure
  • Device Driver Structure
  • Classes
  • Driver binding
Implementation
  • Practical Implementation using Linux device driver model
Platform Devices And Drivers
  • Overview
  • Platform devices
  • Platform device initialization
  • I/O resources
  • Platform drivers
  • Operations on device
Implementation Of Platform Driver
  • Implementation of platform driver (RTC driver on Beaglebone black)

Day-7

Debugging
  • Debugging Support in the Kernel
  • Debugging by Printing
  • Debugging by Querying
  • Debugging by Watching
Kernel Debugging
  • Kernel Debugging using KDB and KGDB
File System Drivers
  • VFS (Virtual File System) Interfaces
  • VFS Internals
  • Registration of FS Driver
  • Fill the Super Block
  • Super Block Operations
  • Address Space Operations
Inode Operations
  • File Operations
  • Implementation of File System Driver
  • Formatting the File System
  • Mounting and using the file system
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For working professionals applied learning plays a paramount of importance. In our workshops our mentors ensure participants are provided with a list of projects. These projects will ensure you will be able to build on what you have learnt during the workshop and have something working. Such a comprehensive approach makes us the best Institute in India to learn advanced Linux device drivers courses for working professionals.

 

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Advanced Device Drivers - Short Term Courses - FAQs

We are pretty sure you will have a lot of questions before joining our courses. Here are the frequently asked questions for your reference. In case you still have anything specific write to us at training@emertxe.com

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The Linux device drivers (intermediate) course is to provide developers a kick-start with device drivers. It covers essential parts of driver development, but it doesn’t talk about advanced aspects like network drivers, platform drivers, file-systems drivers etc. In the advanced course it covers such topics to provide you with a complete device driver development exposure. By taking up advanced course you will get comprehensive knowledge about device drivers. Such approach makes us the best institute in India to learn advanced Linux device drivers course.

driver development happens inside the Kernel, doing effective debugging plays a crucial part. Sine we are introducing advanced topics of device drivers in the course, it will remain incomplete if developers are not aware how to troubleshoot / fix issues. Hence a variety of hands-on topics introduced under the debugging techniques (Querying, Printing, Watching, Tracing etc…) which in combination provides power tools & techniques that will help you in real time problem solving.

We understand target audience will have different level of understanding about Linux drivers. It is our best interest to deliver the workshop where the whole class can benefit. If you already have some idea, it will be an added advantage to grasp workshop contents better. During hands-on session we will specifically provide some advanced aspects of drivers (ex: USB) for you to practice and build deeper skills. I already have some idea about device drivers. How does this workshop help me?

 

We understand target audience will have different level of understanding about Linux drivers. It is our best interest to deliver the workshop where the whole class can benefit. If you already have some idea, it will be an added advantage to grasp workshop contents better. During hands-on session we will specifically provide some advanced aspects of drivers (ex: USB) for you to practice and build deeper skills.

There are many projects that you can work on based on the course learning. A sample list of projects are provided below.

 

  • USB Mass Storage (MMC) driver
  • USB to Serial converter
  • Complex matrix keypad driver using interrupts and synchronization
  • Ethernet based network drivers
  • File system drivers
  • Platform drivers

Such comprehensive list of project based learning makes us the best Institute in India to learn advanced linux device drivers course.

Trainers (mentors in Emertxe) for this workshop are professionals having worked with organizations like Samsung, HP, Novell, Huawei etc., that makes Emertxe as one of the best Linux training institutes in Bangalore. They bring in 18+ years of experience on average. Our mentors understand industry requirements very well in order to maximize the value. Added to that, our mentors are passionate about training, which enables you to write a device driver on your own by the end of the workshop.

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