“Do you pine for the nice days of Minix-1.1, when men were men and wrote their own device drivers?” Linus Torvalds
In order to develop Linux device drivers, it is necessary to have an understanding of the following:
- C programming. Some in-depth knowledge of C programming is needed, like pointer usage, bit manipulating functions, etc.
- Microprocessor programming. It is necessary to know how microcomputers work internally: memory addressing, interrupts, etc. All of these concepts should be familiar to an assembler programmer.