[HAIFUX LECTURE] The Anatomy of a PCI/PCI Express Kernel Driver by Eli Billauer
eli at billauer.co.il
Sun May 15 03:02:36 IDT 2011
On Monday, May 16th (TOMORROW), at 18:30, Haifux will gather to hear Eli
Billauer talk about
The Anatomy of a PCI/PCI Express Kernel Driver
Very few will ever need to write a PCI driver from scratch, and even
when apparently doing so, the kernel API parts can (and should) be
copied from similar, existing drivers. Unfortunately, reading the code
of a PCI/PCIe driver is nearly impossible without understanding the
twisted game it's playing with its hardware. This talk will attempt to
outline the interaction between the peripheral and its driver and show
the established components of the latter.
The talk's first half will be dedicated to understanding PCI hardware
principles, and the second to kernel coding. The talk is PCI Express
oriented, but this has almost no significance as far as the kernel
driver is concerned.
Slides are available at http://haifux.org/lectures/256/haifux-pcie.pdf
We meet in Taub (CS Faculty) building, room 6. For instructions see:
Attendance is free, and you are all invited!
Future Haifux talks include:
30/5/2011 How to Spread Knowledge Throughout the World While Wearing
Only Your Slippers by Tomer Ashur.
13/6/2011 SSD fundamentals by Amit Berman
We are always interested in hearing your talks and ideas. If you wish to
give a talk, hold a discussion, or just plan some event Haifux might be
interested in, please contact us at webmaster at haifux.org
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