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RHD221 Red Hat Linux Device Drivers Course

RHD221 Red Hat Linux Device Drivers is designed to teach experienced programmers how to develop device drivers for Linux systems. Upon completion of the course, students will understand the Linux architecture, hardware and memory management, modularization, and the layout of the kernel source, and will have practiced key concepts and skills for development of character, block, and network drivers.


To build concepts and skills in kernel essentials and to build practical skills in developing device drivers for various types of hardware.


Developers of hardware device drivers who need to ramp up quickly on how to develop drivers for Linux.




5 days

Training Start Time:   8:30 a.m.
Training End Time:    4:30-5:00 p.m. (depending on class progress)

You will learn

  • How device drivers work with the Linux Kernel
  • How to configure and install the kernel
  • Compiling and loading a module and exporting symbols
  • Working with character and block device drivers
  • Memory Management
  • IOCTLs
  • Data Transfer Between User and Kernel Space
  • Memory Management
  • Tracing and Debugging
  • Time Management, Wait and Task Queues
  • Dealing with I/O ports and Interrupts
  • Accessing PCI/ISA hardware
  • Network drivers


  • Experience in C programming

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