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From: "Valdis Klētnieks" <valdis.kletnieks@vt.edu>
To: "Fabio M. De Francesco" <fmdefrancesco@gmail.com>
Cc: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Muni Sekhar <munisekharrms@gmail.com>,
	Oliver Neukum <oneukum@suse.com>,
	kernelnewbies <kernelnewbies@kernelnewbies.org>,
	linux-usb@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: LDD 3rd ed. - It was: Re: read() via USB bus
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2021 06:13:54 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <147449.1628763234@turing-police> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <13470108.apdoE9Qb8s@localhost.localdomain>

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On Thu, 12 Aug 2021 11:45:45 +0200, "Fabio M. De Francesco" said:

> I've heard that your book, LDD 3rd edition, has become obsolete a long time
> ago and most sample code cannot anymore build. Reading what you wrote above
> seems to contradict what I've been told by others... I must admit that I've
> just had a print copy of it that I have not yet opened for reading, therefore
> maybe that I'm totally wrong in assuming the above.

The APIs have all changed a lot since the 3rd edition.

The concepts haven't changed that much. And given that the in-kernel APIs
have *always* been a moving target, being able to deal with the fact that
a given function now takes a 'struct foo*' rather than a 'struct bar *' is a very
necessary skill for anybody who's planning to do serious kernel work.



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  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-12 10:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-09  7:58 Muni Sekhar
2021-08-09  8:15 ` Oliver Neukum
2021-08-09  8:44   ` Greg KH
2021-08-12  9:45     ` LDD 3rd ed. - It was: " Fabio M. De Francesco
2021-08-12 10:13       ` Valdis Klētnieks [this message]
2021-08-12 10:18       ` Greg KH
2021-08-12 10:26         ` Robert P. J. Day
2021-08-09 16:19   ` Muni Sekhar
2021-08-10 14:13   ` Muni Sekhar
2021-08-10 14:20     ` Oliver Neukum
     [not found]       ` <CAHhAz+ioThu3v4VW6LVqFn9MhgNaqv=qDoxh8Orkw2LOEC_JYA@mail.gmail.com>
2021-08-11 10:04         ` Oliver Neukum

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