OpenSolaris Device Drivers Course Outline
Format: Lecture 30%, Lab Work 70%
• Duration: 5 days
course, students implement a driver for a simple piece of
hardware on OpenSolaris. Students can test their drivers on
both SPARC and Solaris X86. The course uses OpenSolaris to
examine source code of existing drivers. The course covers
various types of devices and their drivers, including
storage, network, USB, pseudo, and nexus drivers.
Write, install, test, and debug device drivers on OpenSolaris.
• Identify and use Solaris 10 driver frameworks and
• Describe implemention of storage device drivers,
network interface card drivers, USB device drivers, and
pseudo devices on OpenSolaris.
• Use hardware documentation to access status and
control information of a device.
• Transfer data between a device and an application.
• Use debugging tools and techniques within the
course is designed for system programmers and developers
who need to implement, debug, and/or support device drivers
of the C programming language. Some knowledge of Operating
System concepts is a plus.
• Module 1: Device Driver Overview
• The device tree and system I/O architecture
• User level and kernel level access of devices
• The Solaris DDI/DKI
• Module 2: Autoconfiguration and
Driver routines and data structures used to link and
configure a driver for a device.
• Module 3: An Example Driver
complete driver for a pseudo device.
• Module 4: Building, Installation, and
Compilers and tools
• Module 5: Debugging
Tools - mdb/kmdb/dtrace
• Techniques and strategies
• Module 6: Hardware
• Module 7: USB Device Drivers
The USB Framework
• An example driver
• Module 8: Storage Device Drivers
The SCSA Framework
• Host Bus Adapter drivers
• Target drivers
• Module 9: Network Device Drivers
The GLD Framework
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