Writing Device Drivers provides information on developing drivers for character-oriented devices, block-oriented devices, network devices, SCSI
target and HBA devices, and USB devices for the SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris
OS). This book discusses how to develop multithreaded reentrant device drivers for all
architectures that conform to the Solaris OS DDI/DKI (Device Driver Interface, Driver-Kernel Interface).
A common driver programming approach is described that enables drivers to be written
without concern for platform-specific issues such as endianness and data ordering.
Additional topics include hardening Solaris drivers; power management; driver autoconfiguration; programmed I/O; Direct
Memory Access (DMA); device context management; compilation, installation, and testing drivers; debugging drivers; and
porting Solaris drivers to a 64-bit environment.
Note - This Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC®
and x86 families
of processor architectures: UltraSPARC®
, SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T. For supported systems,
see the Solaris OS Hardware Compatibility Lists at https://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/. This document cites any implementation differences between the